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June 19, 2019
Quick Shot Responses to “A Loving God Would Not Send People to Hell”
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “A Loving God Would Not Send People to Hell.”  Why would a loving God send anyone to hell? Why wouldn’t God make sure everyone can go to heaven? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also available on the Cold-Case Christianity Phone App so you can access them as you are interacting with others.
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28 min
June 12, 2019
Quick Shot Responses to “The Bible condones slavery”
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “The Bible condones slavery.” Critics claim the Bible either celebrates or condones the notion of slavery, but is this true? What definitions of “slavery” do they presuppose when making this claim? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also available on the Cold-Case Christianity Phone App so you can access them as you are interacting with others.
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28 min
June 5, 2019
Resisting the Desire to Simply Follow the Rules
In this episode of Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss our inclination to simply “follow the rules”. How does this inclination inhibit our ability to truly know and understand the heart of God? Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection.
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29 min
May 29, 2019
Quick Shot Responses to “Atheists believe in just one less God than Christians”
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Atheists believe in just one less God than Christians.” In a sense, Christians are also atheists when it comes to the existence of Greek, Norse, Egyptian and many other mythological Gods. Atheists say they just have enough sense to reject one more, the God of Christianity. How can we respond to this objection?
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28 min
May 22, 2019
Quick Shot Responses to “All God expects of us is sincerity”
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “All God expects of us is sincerity.” Isn’t our effort enough to please God?
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28 min
May 15, 2019
Quick Shot Responses to “If God exists, he wouldn’t be so hidden”
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “If God exists, he wouldn’t be so hidden.” Why doesn’t God make his existence known in a more persuasive way?
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28 min
May 8, 2019
From Where Does Value Come?
In this episode of Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss the nature of the humans and their role in the animal kingdom. What makes our lives valuable? What makes humans valuable in the first place? Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection.
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20 min
May 1, 2019
Quick Shot Responses to “Jesus was just a man”
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Jesus was just a man.” Why should we trust what the Bible says about Jesus? Did he demonstrate his deity?
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28 min
April 24, 2019
Quick Shot Responses to “The Bible condones genocide”
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “The Bible condones genocide.” Yahweh commands the killing of entire people groups in the Old Testament. How could anyone believe in such a morally repulsive Being?
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28 min
April 17, 2019
Quick Shot Responses to “It's narrow-minded to think Jesus is the only way to God”
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “It's narrow-minded to think Jesus is the only way to God.” In an age of pluralism and diversity, aren’t Christian claims of exclusivity offensive?
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28 min
April 11, 2019
How to Communicate the Evidence for Christianity
In this Incarnate Investigation Podcast, FTO Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss strategies to help you describe and discuss the evidence for Christianity to your non-believing friends and family members. Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection.
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20 min
April 4, 2019
Quick Shot Responses to “All Religions Lead to the Same Place”
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “All religions lead to the same place.” These responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also available on the Cold-Case Christianity Phone App so you can access them as you are interacting with others. Be sure to watch the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast on NRBtv every Monday and Saturday! In addition, here is the audio podcast (the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast is located on iTunes or our RSS Feed)
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28 min
March 28, 2019
Quick Shot Responses to “Christian Hypocrisy Proves Christianity is False”
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Christian hypocrisy proves Christianity is false.” These responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also available on the Cold-Case Christianity Phone App so you can access them as you are interacting with others. Be sure to watch the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast on NRBtv every Monday and Saturday! In addition, here is the audio podcast (the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast is located on iTunes or our RSS Feed)
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28 min
March 21, 2019
Quick Shot Responses to “Jesus Is a Copy Cat Savior”
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Jesus is a copy-cat Savior.” These responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also available on the Cold-Case Christianity Phone App so you can access them as you are interacting with others.
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28 min
March 14, 2019
Lessons from Law Enforcement: How God Uses Hardship
In this episode of Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss the role hardships and difficulties can play in shaping our lives as Christians. Does the “silence” of God in difficult situations prove He doesn’t exist? Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection.
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17 min
March 7, 2019
Quick Shot Responses to “There Are No Objective Truths”
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “There are no objective truths.” These responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also available on the Cold-Case Christianity Phone App so you can access them as you are interacting with others. Be sure to watch the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast on NRBtv every Monday and Saturday! In addition, here is the audio podcast (the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast is located on iTunes or our RSS Feed)
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28 min
February 28, 2019
Quick Shot Responses to “The Bible is Full of Contradictions”
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “The Bible is full of contradictions.” These responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also available on the Cold-Case Christianity Phone App so you can access them as you are interacting with others. Be sure to watch the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast on NRBtv every Monday and Saturday! In addition, here is the audio podcast (the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast is located on iTunes or our RSS Feed)
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28 min
February 21, 2019
Quick Shot Responses to “Who Created God?”
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Who created God?” These responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also available on the Cold-Case Christianity Phone App so you can access them as you are interacting with others.
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28 min
February 14, 2019
What Life in a Patrol Car Can Teach You About Spiritual Decision-Making
In the inaugural Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss the nature of truth and how it can be known. Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection.
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21 min
February 7, 2019
Why Would a Good God Allow Evil?
In this podcast, recorded during a church presentation, J. Warner Wallace provides an investigative template from God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe to investigate evidence in the universe. Does evil and injustice in our world eliminate God as an explanation for other evidence we observe? How can we reconcile evil with the existence of God?
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71 min
January 31, 2019
Preparing Our Kids for Troubled Times with Chris Brooks
In this podcast, Chris Brooks from Equipped with Chris Brooks interviews J. Warner Wallace about raising young Christians in the faith. What challenges do kids face in our present culture? How can we help them address these challenges? What specific strategies can we employ?
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49 min
January 24, 2019
Why the Fine-Tuning of the Universe Points to the Existence of God
In this podcast, recorded during a church presentation, J. Warner Wallace provides an investigative template from God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe to investigate evidence in the universe. Can the fine-tuning of the universe be explained from purely natural causes? If not, how does this evidence point to a Divine Creator?
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71 min
January 17, 2019
Examining the Claims of Theism and Christianity with Russ Garret
J. Warner Wallace talks with Russ Garrett from The Coffee Break about the evidence for Christianity. What are the common objections to Christianity and how can these be answered? What approach can we take to defend the truth of Christianity?
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48 min
January 10, 2019
The Importance of Theological Accuracy
In this podcast, recorded during a church presentation, J. Warner Wallace offers examples from his career in law enforcement to illustrate the importance of defending the truth. How does our ability to defend truth help us to withstand trials and tribulations? What is the difference between belief THAT and belief IN?
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37 min
January 3, 2019
Separating Biblical Artifacts from Evidence (Podcast)
In this podcast, recorded during a church presentation, J. Warner Wallace provides an investigative template from Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels to examine the variants in the oldest manuscripts of the New Testament gospels. What investigative techniques (learned at crime scenes) can be employed to evaluate these variants? How do these investigative approaches help us reconcile any differences between the manuscripts?
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47 min
December 27, 2018
Navigating Culture As a Christian - Modern Christian Men Interview
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace talks with Cale Nelson from the Modern Christian Men Podcast about the challenges of navigating culture as Christians who cares about defending the truth. What challenges face us as Christian men? How can we rise to the occasion?
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56 min
December 20, 2018
Why the Beginning of the Universe Points to the Existence of God
In this podcast, recorded during a church presentation, J. Warner Wallace provides an investigative template from God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe to investigate evidence in the universe. Can the origin of the universe be explained from purely natural causes? If not, how does this evidence point to a Divine Creator?
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75 min
December 13, 2018
Answering Questions About Theism and Christianity
In this interview with Bill Arnold from Afternoons with Bill Arnold, J. Warner answers a number of questions about Christianity and the evidence for God’s existence. This Q&A provides several examples of how to answer unscripted questions about the Christian worldview.
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49 min
December 6, 2018
Behind the Scenes (Unplugged) with Hank Hanegraaff
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace talks candidly with Hank Hanegraaff on his wonderful podcast, Hank Unplugged. Of all the interviews J. Warner has conducted on radio, this is his favorite. Hank and Jim talk about a number of issues, including several observations about culture and Christianity, life and family.
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99 min
November 29, 2018
Why Did Jesus Have to Die?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines the substitutionary atonement of Jesus. Why did Jesus have to die for our Salvation? Why did God choose to do it this way and why couldn’t He have accomplished it in some other way?
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63 min
November 22, 2018
How to Share the Truth of Christianity Convincingly
In this podcast, recorded during a church presentation, J. Warner Wallace offers a few tips from his experience in jury trials to help Christians share the Gospel with others. What role does “jury selection” play in sharing the truth? What simply rules of evidence can we share to make our presentations more effective?
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60 min
November 15, 2018
Discussing the Fine Tuning of the Universe on BRIDGE Radio
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace talks with the hosts of Bridge Radio about the fine-tuned nature of the universe. Does this incredible fine-tuning really exist? If so, why does it exist? What does the fine-tuning of the universe tell us about the existence of a Fine Tuner?
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50 min
November 8, 2018
Why Should We Trust the Biblical Flood Account?
In this podcast, recorded during a church presentation, J. Warner Wallace investigates the claims of the Bible related to the flood. Is this story simply borrowed mythology? Why should we believe the Biblical narrative when there are other ancient accounts? Which account should we trust, and why?
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52 min
November 1, 2018
Discussing the Challenges Facing Young People with Janet Mefferd
In this brief podcast, J. Warner talks with Janet Mefferd (on her wonderful radio program, Janet Mefferd Today) about the challenges facing young Christians in culture and in the Church. These challenges also face older Christians, but they are amplified for the next generation. What can we do to prepare ourselves and protect our young?
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26 min
October 25, 2018
What is the Essential Christian Truth About the Nature of God?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines the classic theological definition of God. What must we, as Christians, agree on related to God’s nature? Can we be wrong about the nature of God and still be ‘saved’? Can other groups (such as Mormons or Jehovah’s Witnesses) have a different view about the nature of God and still call themselves Christians? Are there any good philosophical or evidential reasons to conclude that the Christian view of the “Trinity” is reasonable?
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67 min
October 18, 2018
What Do Christians Believe is Required to be Saved?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace outlines the Christian notion of salvation. What does the Christian faith have to say about how humans can be reunited with God? How does this description impact our lives as believers?
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67 min
October 11, 2018
What Do Christians Believe About the Nature of Man?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace outlines the Christian description of anthropology. What does the Christian faith have to say about the nature of humans? How does this description impact our understanding of morality and human behavior?
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69 min
October 4, 2018
Three Motives That Can Cripple the Truth
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace outlines the three motives behind every murder and demonstrates how these three motives can derail us as seekers and Christians.
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52 min
September 27, 2018
How to Become a Christian Case Maker
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Rob Johnson of Apologetics105.com. On this show, they talk about everything from starting a blog as an apologist, writing books, to dating the Gospels. For more great podcasts from Rob, be sure to visit their podcast page.
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82 min
September 20, 2018
Interview with Don Stewart - Apologist, Author and Bible Explorer
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace interviews Christian apologist, Don Stewart and they talk about his long career defending the truth of Christianity.
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65 min
September 13, 2018
Evidence for the Existence of the Soul - Part 2
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace continues to outline some of the evidence for the existence of mind, as this evidence can also be used to demonstrate other non-material, non-physical attributes of our being, like the reality and existence of souls.
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34 min
September 6, 2018
Evidence for the Existence of the Soul - Part 1
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace outlines some of the evidence for the existence of mind, as this evidence can also be used to demonstrate other non-material, non-physical attributes of our being, like the reality and existence of souls.
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33 min
August 30, 2018
What Does Our Obsession with Ancestry Tell Us About Our Christian Identity?
In this brief podcast, J. Warner talks with John Hall and Kathy Emmons from The Ride Home with John and Kathy about our cultural interest in ancestry and our use of DNA companies to determine our origin. What does this cultural fascination tell us about our design as humans? To what (or whom) does it point?
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15 min
August 23, 2018
Does the Existence of Moral Evil Disprove the Existence of God?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines another aspect of the classic “Problem of Evil”. Why would an all-loving and all-powerful God allow people to commit horrific crimes? Doesn’t He have the power to stop these kinds of crimes? Doesn’t He care enough about us, as potential victims, to stop them? Do examples of moral evil demonstrate that God doesn’t exist?
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67 min
August 16, 2018
Does the Existence of Pain and Suffering Disprove the Existence of God?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines one aspect of the classic “Problem of Evil”. Why would an all-loving and all-powerful God allow anyone to suffer? Doesn’t He have the power to stop it? Doesn’t He care enough about us to stop it? Does pain and suffering demonstrate that God doesn’t exist?
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73 min
August 9, 2018
Why YOU Need to Develop a Robust “Forensic Faith”
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Bill Arnold on Faith Radio (The Early Morning Late Show) to talk about the kind of faith Jesus called us to embrace. Is it Biblical to cite evidence when making the case for Christianity? J. Warner talks about the nature of Biblical faith and answers listener phone calls. Be sure to listen to Bill’s collection of great radio interviews from the Faith Radio homepage.
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49 min
August 2, 2018
How and Why Any Christian Can Make the Case for Christianity
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Chris Craft for the Chris Craft Show and talks about the need for every Christian to embrace their calling as Christian Case Makers. How can each of us make a contribution to the cause for Christ? Be sure to listen to Chris interviews from his homepage.
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52 min
July 26, 2018
How Can We Share the Truth with Mormons?
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed on Viewpoint on Mormonism by Eric Johnson and Bill McKeever from Mormon Research Ministry. They discuss J. Warner’s chapter in Sharing the Good News with Mormons, a new book that will help Christians communicate the truth to their Mormon friends and family members. How can we communicate the cumulative case for the unreliability of Mormonism without offending the Mormons in our lives? How can we discuss the evidence for or against Mormonism? Be sure to visit the Mormon Research Ministry for great information and materials.
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28 min
July 19, 2018
The Need for “Faith Training”
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace talks about training young Christians from his 2018 William Wilberforce Weekend talk. J. Warner sheds new light on why so many young people leave the faith and explains the need for training them in the faith, so they can meet the challenges they will inevitably face. This recording was featured on the BreakPoint Podcast. Be sure to check out all of the Colson Center Resources, including their weekly podcasts.
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41 min
July 12, 2018
How Are We To Respond to Heresy?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines Biblical principles that can guide our response to heresy. What should we do when we encounter someone who holds a belief about God that is simply un-Biblical? Are we being divisive when we try to correct a fellow Christian? Shouldn’t love and tolerance be our highest value and goal? Isn’t it arrogant to think that we are right and others are wrong on matters related to faith? We’ll answer these questions and address some listener email related to the Gospel of Mark and apparent Bible contradictions.
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65 min
July 5, 2018
Is the Universe Intelligently Designed?
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace in interviewed by Brian Miller on ID the Future, about the J. Warner’s work as a cold-case detective played in him first analyzing the evidence for intelligent design, and how that evidence played a key role in his journey. J. Warner talks about being attracted to the story and person of Jesus but confronted the question of whether science and reason allowed for anything inconsistent with philosophical materialism. Listen in as Miller and Wallace examine the natural world as one would a crime scene.
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29 min
June 28, 2018
What is Heresy (and What is Orthodoxy)?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines the issue of ‘heresy’. Are there any essential objective truths that Christians simply MUST accept if they want to call themselves ‘Christians’? Are some Christian truths non-negotiable? Is anything ‘out of bounds’? Are creeds necessary to protect objective truths within the faith? We address these important questions and answer listener email related to ‘street evangelism’ and ‘environmentalism’.
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70 min
June 14, 2018
Does Truth Exist, and Can It Be Known?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines the truth about truth. Does absolute, objective truth exist, or is all truth merely a matter of perspective and opinion? If objective truth does exist, can we ever really know it with any certainty? How are we supposed to determine the truth in the first place? We try to answer these questions and more as we examine the nature of knowledge, belief and truth.
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69 min
June 7, 2018
Can You Consistently and Confidently Give a Reason for the Hope You Have?
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Jake Enriquez of Press and Reach.  How many of us, as Christians, are ready to make the case for what we believe? How can we become better Christian Case Makers? Be sure to listen to all of Jake’s great podcasts at Press and Reach Ministries.
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51 min
May 31, 2018
Is Reason an Enemy of Faith?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines the role that reason, rationality and evidence play in the life of the Christian. Must people of faith abandon their need for evidence? Is 'true' faith blind? J. Warner also answers some recent listener email related to faith, reason, conservatism and Thanksgiving.
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64 min
May 24, 2018
What Challenges Are Facing the Church?
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Andrew Rappaport.  Among the many topics, they discuss J. Warner’s background as a cold case detective, his books, and one of the main reasons children walk away from the church. J. Warner and Andrew also talk about the book Sharing the Good News with Mormons. Be sure to listen to all of Andrew’s great podcasts at Striving for Eternity Ministries.
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76 min
May 17, 2018
Answering Questions About Faith and Belief
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner answers listener email related to faith and belief, including skeptical challenges related to becoming a Christian simply because one lives in a Christian nation, and challenges about the evidential strength of the case for Christianity. To submit your own question about Christianity, please subscribe to the daily email on the homepage at ColdCaseChristianity.com and reply to any of the emails you receive, asking your question. J. Warner will do his best to answer some of these questions in upcoming episodes of the broadcast.
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28 min
May 10, 2018
Questions About the Old Testament
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner answers listener email the Old Testament. Can the Old Testament be investigated with the same rigor we applied to the New Testament in J. Warner’s book, Cold-Case Christianity? How are we to interpret the Genesis creation account in light of the variety of interpretations that are offered by Christians today? How does this impact our notion of Biblical inerrancy? To submit your own question about Christianity, please subscribe to the daily email on the homepage at ColdCaseChristianity.com and reply to any of the emails you receive, asking your question. J. Warner will do his best to answer some of these questions in upcoming episodes of the broadcast.
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28 min
May 3, 2018
Answering Questions About the Christian Life
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner answers listener email related to the Christian life. Why aren’t all our prayers answered? Is it a sin if I don’t always go to church? What theological books have impacted you the most? What do you think about alter calls? To submit your own question about Christianity, please subscribe to the daily email on the homepage at ColdCaseChristianity.com and reply to any of the emails you receive, asking your question. J. Warner will do his best to answer some of these questions in upcoming episodes of the broadcast.
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28 min
April 26, 2018
How Can We Trust the Gospels as Eyewitness Accounts?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner answers listener email and discusses the nature of the New Testament Gospels. Can they legitimately be considered “eyewitness accounts”? If so, how do we overcome the fact that they would not qualify as anything other than “hearsay” accounts in a court of law? J. Warner answers these and other questions related the eyewitness status of the Gospels. To submit your own question about Christianity, please subscribe to the daily email on the homepage at ColdCaseChristianity.com and reply to any of the emails you receive, asking your question. J. Warner will do his best to answer some of these questions in upcoming episodes of the broadcast.
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28 min
April 19, 2018
Why a Forensic Faith is So Critical Today
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Lucas Miles and talks how he became a Christian through analyzing the Death and Resurrection of Christ, how to take an evidential approach to Scripture, the exodus of young people from the Church, and how we can be fully equipped to defend our faith and combat intellectual skepticism. For more great episodes of The Lucas Miles Show, please visit his podcast page.
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36 min
April 12, 2018
Why Young People Need to Be Able to Make the Case for God
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Julio Rodriguez of Bridge Ministries Laredo and discusses the plight of young Christians and the importance of being able to defend the existence of God. J. Warner describes the statistical data related to young believers (and ex-believers), and then provides a template for defending God’s existence. For more great episodes of the Bridge Laredo Podcast, please visit their podcast page.
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62 min
April 5, 2018
Becoming a “Mixed Martial Apologist”
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace talks with Andy Wrasman on the Reconnect Podcast and discusses the variety of possible apologetics approaches we might take in defending the truth of Christianity. Rather than specializing in any one discipline of Christian apologetics, most of us will end up using something from all the varied disciplines as we master the art of “mixed martial apologetics.” For more great episodes of Andy’s podcast, please visit the Reconnect Podcast page.
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59 min
March 29, 2018
Did the Resurrection of Jesus Really Happen?
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Dr. Frank Turek and discusses the evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus. Are there good reasons to believe the Resurrection really occurred? Why is the Resurrection of Jesus the most reasonable inference from the evidence? For more great episodes of Frank Turek’s CrossExamined Podcast, please visit the CrossExamined Podcast page.
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48 min
March 22, 2018
Why Are Christians So Intolerant?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace talks about the definition of tolerance as we try to understand why our culture often labels Christianity as an intolerant faith system. We also read listener email related to the eyewitness accounts of the Gospels.
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48 min
March 15, 2018
How Can the Bible Be Inerrant If It Contains Variants?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner answers listener email about the existence of variants in the earliest manuscripts we have for the New Testament. Does the fact that ancient copies of the Gospels don’t agree entirely mean that we can’t trust them? How does this impact our notion of Biblical inerrancy? To submit your own question about Christianity, please subscribe to the daily email on the homepage at ColdCaseChristianity.com and reply to any of the emails you receive, asking your question. J. Warner will do his best to answer some of these questions in upcoming episodes of the broadcast.
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28 min
March 8, 2018
Developing A Christian Response to Gun Violence
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner answers listener email about a reasonable Christian response to issues related to gun violence. To submit your own question about Christianity, please subscribe to the daily email on the homepage at ColdCaseChristianity.com and reply to any of the emails you receive, asking your question. J. Warner will do his best to answer some of these questions in upcoming episodes of the broadcast.
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28 min
March 1, 2018
How to Make a “Closing Argument” Persuasively
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner provides helpful tips for those who want to share the Gospel and the truth of Christianity. What important skills can we glean from those who make a “closing argument” for a living? J. Warner provides several insights to help you make the case. This approach is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.  
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28 min
February 22, 2018
Tips for Presenting the Evidence for Christianity
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner provides helpful tips for those who want to share the evidence for God or Christianity. What can we glean from professional “evidence presenters” in criminal trials that might help us present the evidence fairly and convincingly? J. Warner provides several insights to help you make the case. This approach is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.  
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28 min
February 8, 2018
What Should We Make of the Non-Canonical Gospels?
In this previously recorded radio interview from The Ride Home with John and Kathy on WORDFM in Pittsburgh, J. Warner discusses the ancient non-canonical documents describing Jesus. Should the existence of these documents cause us to doubt what the Biblical account says about Jesus? If the non-canonical documents describe Jesus in a different way, how can we know what is true? For more information on WORDFM or The Ride Home with John and Kathy, please visit their website.
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36 min
February 1, 2018
Evidence, Apologetics, and Outreach
In this rebroadcasted Christian Worldview Thinking podcast with Aaron Atwood from Summit Worldview Ministries, J. Warner Wallace discusses his story, outreach, and what makes Christianity unique among theistic religions. What is the relationship between making the case for Christianity and presenting the Gospel? What makes Christianity so different from other worldviews? For more great podcasts from Summit Worldview Ministries, please visit their podcast archive.
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31 min
January 25, 2018
How to Prepare Your Kids to Engage the Culture
In this rebroadcasted radio show from Stand to Reason’s weekly podcast, J. Warner Wallace talks about how to effectively train your kids, then he answers a question about facts and discusses “choosing your jury” and how to study your Bible forensically. To listen to additional Stand to Reason podcasts, please visit their archive page.
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58 min
January 18, 2018
Brief Answers to Important Christian Questions
In this rebroadcasted pair of interviews from Stand to Reason’s #STRask Podcast, J. Warner Wallace is on a timer and answers questions about free will, consistent pro-life views, Jesus dying for sin, the Black Lives Matter movement and the truth value of Christianity: If the ability to do otherwise is a requirement of love, then given our new natures, how will we love the Lord in the new earth? How would you reply to this: If pro-lifers were sincere about when life begins, wouldn’t they have funerals for miscarriages? Why did Jesus have to die for us? What is a Christian response to the Black Lives Matter movement? How would it affect your life if you suddenly recognized that Christianity is just another false man-made religion? To listen to additional Stand to Reason podcasts, please visit their archive page. As many of you may know, our wonderful sister in Christ, Melinda Penner (the host who is interviewing J. Warner on this podcast) suffered a serious brain injury and is recovering slowly. Please pray for Melinda as we continue to celebrate her work as a Christian apologist and ambassador.
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46 min
January 11, 2018
Is Jesus Simply a Copy Cat of Mithras?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the historicity and nature of Jesus Christ. Before we can even look at who Jesus claimed to "be", we need to make sure He existed in the first place. Critics claim that Jesus is simply a re-telling of the Mithras mythology, copying Mithras' virgin birth, death and resurrection and many other similar details. But is Jesus truly similar to Mithras? Are there good reasons to expect ancient seekers to create a God that is similar to the true God of the universe?
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71 min
January 4, 2018
How the Rules of Evidence Can Ready Evangelism – Part 2
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner continues to discuss the practices and principles of good investigators and applies these techniques to the Christian worldview. When juries are asked to evaluate a case, they are instructed in the rules of evidence. In this episode, J. Warner discusses three important evidence instructions: 1. Possibilities are irrelevant, 2. The more cumulative the case, the more reasonable the conclusion, and 3. Witnesses are reliable unless demonstrated otherwise. J. Warner demonstrates how a proper understanding of these rules can help you prepare people to hear the case for Christianity. This approach is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.  
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28 min
December 28, 2017
How the Rules of Evidence Can Ready Evangelism – Part 1
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner continues to discuss the practices and principles of good investigators and applies these techniques to the Christian worldview. When juries are asked to evaluate a case, they are instructed in the rules of evidence. In this episode, J. Warner discusses three important evidence instructions: 1. The fact the other side can make a case doesn’t mean it’s true, 2. Everything has the potential to be used as evidence, and 3. Whoever makes the claim, has the burden of proof. J. Warner demonstrates how a proper understanding of these rules can help you prepare people to hear the case for Christianity. This approach is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.  
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28 min
December 21, 2017
My Personal Journey from Atheism to Christianity
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Alisa Childers on the Alisa Childers Podcast. They discuss J. Warner’s personal story of conversion to Christianity and the role his wife, Susie, played in listening to God’s call. They also discuss the investigative process J. Warner used to examine the claims of the Gospels. For more information about Alisa’s podcast and to listen to other episodes, please visit her podcast homepage.
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36 min
December 14, 2017
Making the Case for Christianity and Responding to Racial Tension
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Scott Lane on his Tru-ID Podcast. They discuss the evidence for Christianity, the importance of developing a “forensic faith” and the growing racial tension in America. For more information about Scott’s weekly radio show and to listen to other episodes, please visit the Tru-ID Podcast homepage.
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62 min
December 7, 2017
How Should Christians Respond to Mass Shootings and Similar Events?
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Frank Turek on his CrossExamined Radio Show. They discuss recent shootings and terrorist attacks and talk about possible responses that Christians can offer. How can we respond to the problem of moral evil in general and issues related to violence and gun control? For more information about Frank’s weekly radio show and to listen to other episodes, please visit the CrossExamined Radio Show homepage.
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48 min
November 23, 2017
What's So Unique About Christianity?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner begins by talking about the unique nature of Christianity then continues responding to listener email by addressing several topics, including: a brief response and observation related to the Baha’i faith, a discussion of the importance of keeping the Sabbath, a review of the relationship between the documents of the early church fathers and the nature of the church, and the value of understanding the nature of Christian Dualism.
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67 min
November 16, 2017
What Is the Difference Between A Natural Talent and A Spiritual Gift?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner tackles the issue of “Spiritual Gifts” and distinguishes the difference between such gifts and the natural talents that all of us possess. Why do Christians sometimes describe what appear to be natural talents as “Spiritual Gifts”? Are they just attributing to God what is simply a matter of genetics and environment? J. Warner also answers listener email related to the Trinity and to the power of circumstantial evidence.
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65 min
November 9, 2017
What About All Those Evil Christians?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the challenge offered by skeptics who claim that occasional evil behavior on the part of Christians invalidates Christianity. If Christianity is true and virtuous, how can someone like Adolph Hitler call himself a “Christian”? How can there be so many radical Christian militia groups? Do people like Hitler and groups like these demonstrate that Christianity is just another mistaken worldview? J. Warner answers these questions and listener email related to the supernatural nature of the Bible and archaeological evidence for the Exodus.
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66 min
November 2, 2017
How to Set the Stage to Effectively Communicate the Gospel
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner continues to discuss the practices and principles of good investigators and applies these techniques to the Christian worldview. How do detectives eventually communicate what they’ve discovered? How do prosecutors communicate these truths to a jury? Is there anything we might learn from this process to help us communicate the Gospel, and what is the single most important thing we should consider when preparing to share the truth? This approach is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.  
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28 min
October 26, 2017
How to Add Evidence to the Case for Christianity
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner continues to discuss the practices and principles of good investigations and applies these techniques to the Christian worldview. How do investigators add to their cases evidentially to establish their case in front of a jury? Can this approach be adopted by Christians to help us defend the Christian worldview? If so, what forms and types of evidence would qualify as we add to the case for Christianity? This investigative approach is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.  
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28 min
October 19, 2017
Can You Answer Tougher Questions About Faith?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the challenge offered by Bill Keller in his New York Times Article, “Asking Candidates Tougher Questions About Faith”. Keller’s challenge to political candidates is also an important test for those of us who want to be good ambassadors for Jesus.
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73 min
October 12, 2017
How to Engage Culture Like a First Responder
J. Warner Wallace hosts the Stand to Reason Podcast and talks about engaging the culture as “first responders,” then answers a question about 1 Corinthians 14:34 and discusses the new moral consensus and how evil points to the existence of God. Be sure to download and subscribe to Stand to Reason’s great podcast to learn from Greg Koukl and the Stand to Reason team.
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58 min
October 5, 2017
J. Warner and Susie Wallace on Family Life Today
J. Warner Wallace, a cold-case homicide detective, and his wife, Susie, tell Dennis Rainey about how they met in high school, and then together found the Lord. J. Warner tells how he applied his investigative skills to his study of the Bible, sure he could prove it wrong. To his amazement, the witness accounts set forth in the Gospels seemed compellingly true and trustworthy. This podcast was recorded as part of a series of interviews on FamilyLife Today. To listen to the extended interview, visit the FamilyLife Today Podcast.
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30 min
September 28, 2017
How to Organize the Evidence to Make the Case As A Christian Case Maker
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner continues to discuss the practices and principles of good investigations and applies these techniques to the Christian worldview. How do assemble the evidence they collect to make a proper inference? Are there any techniques or practices we can adopt as Christians to help us defend the Christian worldview? Good investigators know how to organize their case visually. This investigative approach is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.  
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28 min
September 21, 2017
How to Evaluate and Record the Evidence As A Christian Case Maker
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner continues to discuss the practices and principles of good investigations and applies these techniques to the Christian worldview. How do detectives investigate cases, and what can be learned from their approach to document evidence? Can any of these principles be applied to the reading of scripture? Good investigators know how to evaluate evidence broadly and take good notes as they do so. This investigative approach is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.  
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28 min
September 14, 2017
How to Read and Think More Clearly As A Christian Case Maker
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner begins to discuss the practices and principles of good investigations and applies these techniques to the Christian worldview. How do detectives investigate cases, and what can be learned from their approach to document evidence? Can any of these principles be applied to the reading of scripture? It all begins with learning how to read and think carefully. This investigative approach is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.  
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28 min
September 7, 2017
What is the Relationship Between Evangelism and Apologetics?
In this podcast, J. Warner converses with author and church planter, Peyton Jones, about the relationship between Christian case making (apologetics) and evangelism. What role does apologetics play in reaching the unreached. Can taking an evidential approach toward the Christian worldview actually help church planters achieve their mission? Learn more about Peyton at http://JumpSchoolTraining.com and http://peytonjones.ninja/.
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51 min
August 31, 2017
When Is Enough Evidence… Enough?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner responds listener email questioning the adequacy of circumstantial evidence. Can we really trust circumstantial evidence or must we also have direct evidence to determine the truth of a matter? How does this apply to defending the Christian Worldview? When do we know we have enough evidence to make a decision? J. Warner examines the Casey Anthony trial (one more time) in an effort to understand “evidential sufficiency”.
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70 min
August 24, 2017
How to Nurture and Be Nurtured As a Christian
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner continues his comprehensive description of the difference between teaching and training by discussing the importance of good mentorship. Are you mentoring anyone as a Christian? Do you have a mentor to whom you can look for answers and examples of how to live the Christian life? Given the challenges we face, all Christians must learn how to nurture others on the battlefield of ideas. This training model is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.  
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28 min
August 17, 2017
How Involvement Changes the Christian Life
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner continues his comprehensive description of the difference between teaching and training by articulating the need for all Christian believers get involved in the battlefield of ideas. Do you want to change your Christian walk? Do you want to become a more articulate, prepared believer? You can make this change by simply adjusting your calendar. Set the challenge and then study in preparation for the battle you’ve calendared. This training model is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.   
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28 min
August 10, 2017
Christians Must Arm Themselves With The Truth
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner continues his comprehensive description of the difference between teaching and training by articulating the need for all Christian believers to study the objections of atheists and the evidence for Christianity. Young Christians must be inoculated rather than isolated from bad ideas. This training model is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.   
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28 min
July 27, 2017
Wouldn’t A Loving God Reform Rather Than Punish?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner responds to a common objection to the nature of God: If God is all-loving, why doesn’t he “reform” people rather than simply “punish” them in Hell? How would you answer a skeptic who argues a God who simply punishes his children in Hell is sadistic and vengeful, unworthy of our worship? J. Warner responds to this objection and answers listener email related to the nature of “election”, and the evidence for “annihilationism.”
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75 min
July 20, 2017
Why Would God Send Good People to Hell?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner addresses a common objection to the loving nature of God. Isn’t it unfair for God to penalize people who are otherwise good, just because they haven’t heard about Jesus? A good God would not send good people to Hell. Jim responds to this objection and answers listener email related to the Craig/Harris debate, pre-existing mythologies that are similar to Jesus, and the difficult, exclusive nature of “election”.
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64 min
July 13, 2017
Raising The Bar As Christian Believers
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner continues his comprehensive description of the difference between teaching and training by articulating the need for parents and youth leaders to expect more from their children and students. Our kids can typically learn more, engage more deeply, and understand more than we often require of them. How can we “raise the bar” to better prepare them for the future? How can we better prepare ourselves by requiring more in our own process of discipleship? This training model is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.   
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28 min
July 6, 2017
Young Christians Need Worldview Training
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner describes the challenges facing young Christians and introduces his viewers to Summit Worldview Conferences. This premiere program teaches high school students a robust, all-encompassing Christian worldview. J. Warner includes “behind the scenes” video from Summit as he describes why all Christian parents need to take an intentional approach to teaching their kids the truth.
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28 min
June 29, 2017
If The Evidence for Christianity Is So Good, Why Isn’t Everyone a Believer?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner discusses a common objection of non-believers and examines three reasons why someone might reject a truth claim. Jim also addresses the Rob Bell’s controversial claims about the nature of hell and describes the most important question you can ask your atheist friend.
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69 min
June 22, 2017
Do Christians Believe Simply Because They Were Raised In A Christian Environment?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner responds to a common atheistic claim: Skeptics argue that Christians believe Christianity is true simply because they were raised in a Christian culture. If believers were raised in a Muslim culture (according to the skeptics), they would believe that Islam is true with the same passion and certainty they have for Christianity. J. Warner responds to this common objection and answers listener email related to the “hidden” nature of God, the prerequisites of creation and dualism.
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67 min
June 15, 2017
The Case for Christianity - J. Warner Wallace on the Called2Action Radio Show
In this podcast, J. Warner talks with Steve Noble from Called2Action Radio about the cumulative case for Christianity from the perspective of a cold-case homicide detective. This broadcast was originally aired on the Called2Action Radio Show; be sure to download their podcast.
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39 min
June 8, 2017
Why It’s Important to Test Yourself As A Christian
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner presents a strategy to equip Christians to defend the truth of the Christian worldview. The “Training” model he describes in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith begins with a test. Are you ready to defend what you believe as a Christian? Have you tested yourself? Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.   
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28 min
June 1, 2017
Stop Teaching Young Christians
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner presents a strategy to equip young Christians to defend the truth of the Christian worldview. J. Warner presents the training model described more fully in his book, Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. What is the differences between “teaching” and “training”? Why should we abandon the teaching model in favor of more intentional training? Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.   
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28 min
May 25, 2017
Answering Objections to Developing an Evidential Faith
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner responds to three common objections to “evidentialism,” the approach toward Christian belief that he describes in his book, Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Why should we use the word “faith” if belief is actually the most reasonable inference from evidence? Why should Christian s make the case to others if God is in control and is ultimately the reason why anyone believes? J. Warner answers these objections and more. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.   
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28 min
May 18, 2017
J. Warner Wallace Discussing Forensic Faith with Hank Hanegraaff
In podcast, J. Warner talks with Hank Hanegraaff (the Bible Answer Man) of the Christian Research Institute about his J. Warner’s book, Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. J. Warner and Hank discuss the need for an evidential approach to the Christian faith, and the difference such an approach makes in the lives of Christians today. This broadcast was originally aired on the Bible Answer Man Broadcast; be sure to download their podcast. If you appreciate the great work of the Christian Research Institute, please support this important ministry by purchasing Forensic Faith as part of their ministry premium offer.
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55 min
May 11, 2017
Talking About Forensic Faith with Susie Larson
In podcast, J. Warner talks with Susie Larson about his new book, Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Is there really evidence to prove the claims of Christianity? We often fall into the trap of relying too heavily on the experience of faith when there is a plethora of evidence to back up what we believe. This conversation first aired on the Live the Promise with Susie Larson Radio Show.
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49 min
May 4, 2017
Accepting Our Duty As Christians
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses the importance of becoming a Christian Case Maker. In fact, Christians have a duty to understand and make the case for the truth of the Christian worldview. Why is this the case? How should our duty as Christians shape the way we live? Be sure to check out Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith and the accompanying curriculum.   
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28 min
April 27, 2017
The Rich Robust Evidential History of Christianity
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner traces the rich evidential history of Christianity. Unlike other theistic worldviews, Christianity is grounded in the historical events of the first century. As a result, the Christian worldview can be tested unlike any other. But why are so few Christians ready or able to make an evidential defense? Be sure to check out Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith and the accompanying curriculum.   
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28 min
April 20, 2017
The Importance of Developing a Forensic Faith
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner introduces the concept of “forensic faith,” based on his new book (releasing May 1st, 2017). What does it mean to possess a forensic faith and why is it so important? How can this form of belief and Christian faith change your life? Be sure to check out Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith and the accompanying curriculum.   
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28 min
April 13, 2017
Did God Return to the “Crime Scene”?
In podcast, J. Warner talks with Dr. Khaldoun A. Sweis from Logically Faithful. Together they examine the evidence for God in the universe and the need for Chirstian Case Making in a skeptical culture. This conversation first aired on the Logically Faithful Podcast. Be sure to subscribe.
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33 min
April 6, 2017
Was Jesus Offensive? (Podcast)
In podcast, J. Warner talks with Dr. Frank Turek from CrossExamined Radio. Together they examine the way in which Jesus engaged His culture. Did Jesus set an example of pacifism? Was He ever confrontational? How should we, as Christians, respond to our culture? This conversation was first aired on CrossExamined with Frank Turek on American Family Radio network. Be sure to subscribe to Dr. Turek’s radio show and podcast to hear more.
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48 min
March 30, 2017
Why Didn't Mary Recognize Jesus?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner takes time to review the four parallel accounts of Mary's interaction with Jesus in the garden following His Resurrection. Why didn't Mary recognize Him instantly? Is this a proof that the Resurrection is a fraud? How are we to read the parallel accounts and determine what is true?
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61 min
March 23, 2017
What Do the Non-Canonical Gospels Say About Jesus - Part 3
In this blast from the past, J. Warner finishes his examination of the ancient non-canonical writings to see what they say about Jesus. In this episode, J. Warner examines some of the better known (and more controversial) non-canonical texts: The Gospel of Judas, the Gospel of Thomas, and the Gospel of Philip. What does the non-canonical tradition tell us about the true life of Jesus? Why would these writers twist the truth in the first place? Can we have confidence in the New Testament canon?
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71 min
March 16, 2017
What Do the Non-Canonical Gospels Say About Jesus - Part 2
In this blast from the past, J. Warner continues to examine the ancient non-canonical writings to see what they say about Jesus. In this episode, J. Warner examines the Gospel of Basilides, the (Greek) Gospel of the Egyptians, the Gospel of Cerinthus, the Dialogue of the Saviour, the Gospel of Mary, the Trimorphic Protennoia, the Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit, the Apocryphon of John, the Gospel of the Savior, the Second Apocalypse of James, and the Gospel of Marcion. Are these documents alternate eyewitness accounts? Do they express the truth about Jesus, lost over the centuries? Are there any good reasons for us to accept what they say about Jesus? Is there anything TRUE we can learn from them?
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71 min
March 9, 2017
What Do the Non-Canonical Gospels Say About Jesus - Part 1
In this blast from the past, J. Warner begins to examine the ancient non-canonical writings to see what they say about Jesus. Are these documents alternate eyewitness accounts? Do they express the truth about Jesus, lost over the centuries? Are there any good reasons for us to accept what they say about Jesus? Is there anything TRUE we can learn from them?
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74 min
March 2, 2017
Christian Case Making from a Law Enforcement Perspective
In this interview recorded with Jonathan Parker of the Watch Your Six law enforcement podcast, J. Warner talks about his career in law enforcement and the role that police officers play in the Christian and secular culture. Visit Jonathan’s page for this podcast, or subscribe to his podcast on iTunes.
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40 min
February 23, 2017
Are Theists the Only People Who Have the “Burden of Proof”?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses a common claim of atheists: Theists are the only people who have a “burden of proof”. According to many non-believers, theists who believe in the existence of an invisible God hold the singular responsibility for defending what they believe. But is this true? J. Warner explains why everyone has an equal burden of proof to account for what we experience in the universe.  
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28 min
February 16, 2017
Why Is God So Hidden?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses a common objection to God’s existence: If God exists, why doesn’t He make His existence more obvious? Why are there times when God seems completely absent? J. Warner provides several good reasons why God might remain silent or elusive in order to accomplish a greater good, and J. Warner provides an analogy to help explain why God may seem “hidden”.
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28 min
February 9, 2017
Should Christians Judge Others?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses an often-misunderstood verse of Scripture: “Do not judge so that you will not be judged” (Matthew 7:1). Does this verse preclude us from making any judgment of behavior in our culture? How is this verse used to silence Christians?
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28 min
February 2, 2017
Are There Good Reasons to Believe in the Resurrection?
In this audio recorded at Brentwood Academy, J. Warner teaches students about “abductive reasoning” and applies this form of thinking to the case of the Resurrection of Jesus. J. Warner offers seven possible explanations for the evidence surrounding the Resurrection, and then briefly investigates four of these explanations to see if they are reasonable. This presentation is excerpted from J. Warner’s longer talk on the issue and the material in Cold-Case Christianity and ALIVE.
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38 min
January 26, 2017
Was Jesus Worshiped As God, and Did He Accept This Worship?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the Deity of Jesus by investigating the way his disciples treated him. Did the disciples of Jesus worship Him as God? Can a case be made from the New Testament accounts? If Jesus was worshiped in this way, what does this mean, given the culture and religious beliefs of the time? The first century Jews knew better than to place their worship or adoration in anything other than the God who created the Universe; to do so would be to break the first commandment of God. Yet it seems that those closest to Jesus were eager to worship Him.
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74 min
January 19, 2017
Does Jesus Possess the Nature of God?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the Deity of Jesus. If there is a God, it is reasonable to believe that this God would have several classic attributes, including omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence and omnibenevolence. Does Jesus possess these qualities? What do the reliable eyewitness accounts tell us about the nature of Jesus? Does He possess the nature of God?
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69 min
January 12, 2017
Who Did Jesus Claim to Be?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the Deity of Jesus. Even non-believers will often admit that Jesus was among the finest moral teachers the world has ever known. But part of Jesus' teaching involved proclamations related to his identity as God Himself. While skeptics often maintain that Jesus never claimed to be God, the Biblical record indicates just the opposite. What did Jesus teach about his own identity? What does the evidence of Scripture tell us about this teaching? Why do orthodox Christians believe that Jesus was God incarnate?
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62 min
January 5, 2017
Maintaining Our Christian Priorities In An Ever-Changing Culture
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses the importance of making the case for the reliability of the Bible, even when we are tempted to jump into arguments related to culture, politics or current events. Why is the case for the Bible more important than any other discussion we might have? J. Warner also discusses the important role of fathers in the culture and the Biblical calling of fatherhood. What role does fatherhood play in stabilizing our future?
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28 min
December 29, 2016
Why People Sometimes Disagree About the Evidence for Christianity
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines the difference between evidence and inference in an effort to clarify the role that evidence plays in forming a conclusion. Why is it that two people can look at the same evidence yet come to two different conclusions? What other factors are involved in the decision-making process? What do people mean when they say something is “settled science” and is this term used correctly by the culture? How do these issues impact the way we present and consider the case for Christianity?
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28 min
December 22, 2016
Is the Virgin Conception An Essential Claim of Christianity?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines the Virgin Conception and discusses its role in the Christmas narrative and its place in the Christian worldview. Why is the virgin conception of Jesus important? Is it an essential claim of Christianity? Could Jesus be the Savior of the world if he wasn’t conceived miraculously? How should we, as Christians making the case for truth, approach the subject with our skeptical friends and family members?
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28 min
December 15, 2016
Is the "Virgin Conception" True (and Can It Be Defended)?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner takes a thorough look at objections to the essential Christian claim that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to the Virgin Mary. Is the "virgin conception" a ridiculous claim that defies reason and is unsupported by the history recorded in the New Testament and elsewhere?
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74 min
December 8, 2016
Five Principles to Respond to Claims That Jesus is a Copy-Cat
In this blast from the past, J. Warner again examines the claim that Jesus is simply a fictional reiteration of prior copy-cat mythologies and offers five basic principles necessary to examine the claims fairly. J. Warner then applies these five principles to a common atheist assertion that Psalm 23 is simply a copy of a Hymn to Osiris. In addition, Jim discusses the nature of eyewitness testimony related to the life of Jesus in response to an email from a non-believer.
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71 min
December 1, 2016
Are There Early Eyewitness Accounts of the Life of Jesus?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner discusses the dating of the Gospels. Critics often claim that Jesus never really lived and that the Gospels were written centuries after his "supposed" life. These same critics claim that the Gospels are mythologies that appear late in history rather than eyewitness testimonies that first appeared within the lifetimes of eyewitnesses. Did the Gospels appear early enough to have been written by eyewitnesses? In this podcast, J. Warner examines the textual and historical evidence for the dating of the Gospels to establish whether we should trust what they say about Jesus.
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74 min
November 24, 2016
Why Thanksgiving Will Always Be A Uniquely Christian Holiday
In this new audio podcast, J. Warner discusses the nature of “giving thanks” and the holiday we call Thanksgiving. Is it possible to celebrate a secular, atheistic “Thanksgiving”? Is it possible to thank the impersonal forces of physics that govern the universe? J. Warner explores several ways atheists have tried to propose secular versions of this historically Christian holiday. Can they successfully remove God from the celebration?
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41 min
November 17, 2016
Rapid Responses to Difficult Questions - Part 2
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace provides a short, conversational response to two questions (or objections) related to Christianity. J. Warner responds to the claim, “I don’t believe the Gospels were written by eyewitnesses,” and the objection, “You can’t trust the Gospels because there are variations between the ancient manuscripts.”
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28 min
November 10, 2016
Rapid Responses to Difficult Questions - Part 1
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace provides a short, conversational response to two questions (or objections) related to Christianity. J. Warner responds to the question, “Who created God?” and the claim, “I can’t believe in God because I have too many unanswered questions.”
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28 min
November 3, 2016
How to Help Young Christians Defend the Truth
In this podcast, excerpted from J. Warner’s recent interview with Neil Stavem on Connecting Faith, J. Warner Wallace talks about the challenges facing young Christians and how best to prepare them to make the case for what they believe and thrive in our current cultural setting.
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38 min
October 20, 2016
Audience Question and Answer Session - Part 2
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace takes questions from an audience at a Fearless Faith seminar (he is accompanied by Frank Turek and Mike Adams). Together they answer: Can a Christian lose their salvation? How do we respond to people who believe in conspiracy theories as they apply to the Church? Can evolution explain objective morality? How do you start a conversation about the Gospel with your atheist friend? What can Christian students do when they are mistreated by biased professors? Does God control the future or do we have the freedom to change it? This Q and A session took place at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills.
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28 min
October 13, 2016
Audience Question and Answer Session - Part 1
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace takes questions from an audience at a Fearless Faith seminar (he is accompanied by Frank Turek and Mike Adams). Together they answer: How do you deal with people who don’t want to hear about God? How do we interact with people in our current culture? If God created the universe, who created God? You say there are only three reasons behind any sin, but aren’t there more? How do we know that we can rely on the documents we cite to demonstrate the reliability of the Bible? How do you know when you’re wasting your time sharing the gospel with someone (i.e. you’re “casting your pearls before swine”)? My professor said that people in this area only believe in Christianity because they were raised that way; how am I supposed to respond to that? This Q and A session took place at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills.
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28 min
October 6, 2016
What Is the Essential Truth About the Holy Spirit?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner talks about the essential Christian claims related to the Holy Spirit. What does the Bible teach about the Holy Spirit? Are there certain non-negotiable essentials that all of us, as Christians, must believe about the Holy Spirit in order to call ourselves Christians? Why does it even matter what we believe about the Holy Spirit? What difference does a proper understanding of the Spirit make in our daily lives as Christians?
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75 min
September 29, 2016
Why Would A Good God Allow Evil? (Part 2)
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace completes his talk on the problem of evil. Are there good reasons why an all-powerful, all-loving God would allow his creation to suffer, or does evil demonstrate that God doesn’t exist? This presentation was excerpted from a talk given at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills.
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28 min
September 22, 2016
Why Would A Good God Allow Evil? - Part 1
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace begins to tackle the problem of evil. Why would an all-powerful, all-loving God allow evil t occur in His creation? Does the existence of evil eliminate God as a reasonable explanation for other evidence in the universe? This presentation was excerpted from a talk given at Cavalry Chapel Chino Hills.
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28 min
September 15, 2016
How Does the Gospel Change Our World?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner answers listener email and addresses the nature of the Gospel Message. Is the purpose of the Gospel to transform and restore the planet, or is the purpose of the Gospel to rescues fallen individuals? Are these two goals and consequences of the Gospel message mutually exclusive? J. Warner also discusses the importance of rationality in the Christian life, the monetization of apologetics efforts, moral grounding and ethics training, and the distinct and unique nature of the Christian Worldview.
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66 min
September 8, 2016
Interview with Lee Strobel - Part 2
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Lee Strobel and describes the evidence he assessed when trying to determine if the Gospels were reliable accounts of the life and ministry of Jesus. What forms of evidence can we use to determine if the Gospels are telling us the truth? This video is excerpted from a Sunday morning service at Woodlands Church in Woodlands, Texas.
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28 min
September 1, 2016
Interview with Lee Strobel - Part 1
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Lee Strobel and describes the investigative template he used to investigate the reliability of the New Testament Gospels. Can we have confidence the Gospels are telling us the truth about Jesus? How can we be sure? This video is excerpted from a Sunday morning service at Woodlands Church in Woodlands, Texas.
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28 min
August 25, 2016
Apologetics in A Small Group Setting
In this blast from the past, J. Warner provides an audio recording from a weekly apologetics house church meeting in an effort to help people understand how apologetics can be taught and embraced by the local church community. Utilizing two PCM listener emails (related to Catholicism and Bible "contradictions"), members of the church engage and examine what they believe. This "eavesdropping" session may give you a better idea of what an apologetics based small group meeting might sound like!
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74 min
August 18, 2016
How the Church Can Respond to the Challenges That Face Us
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace discusses the importance of an evidential faith and the unique evidential nature of Christianity. This episode includes footage from Pastor Jack Hibbs’ Weekly television show, “Real Life with Jack Hibbs,” where J. Warner was interviewed about the importance of the Fearless Faith conferences.
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28 min
August 4, 2016
How Fearless Faith Conferences Can Help You Defend What You Believe
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace talks about the flight of young people from the Church and describes the importance of Fearless Faith Conferences across the nation. What can we do to help young people know Christianity is true and defend it in the university setting? J. Warner shows several clips from the Fearless Faith Conferences featuring Professor Mike Adams and Dr. Frank Turek.
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28 min
July 28, 2016
How the Nature of Evidence Can Help You Make the Case for Christianity
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace presents a plenary session at the 2016 Reasons to Believe AMP Conference. What are the rules of evidence and how can these rules help us to make the case for Christianity? J. Warner explores several key characteristics of evidence that will help you become a better Christian Case Maker.
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28 min
July 21, 2016
Answering Two Atheist Objections
In this blast from the past, Jim answers listener email and responds to two atheist objections. Most skeptics cite either the problem of evil or the unlikely occurrence of the resurrection in an effort to invalidate theism and the Christian Worldview. Why would God create our world in the first place if he could simply have ushered us directly into heaven and avoided all the pain and suffering? How do we account for those episodes in the scripture in which Jesus' followers seem to have trouble identifying him after the resurrection? Is this evidence that the resurrection was a fraud?
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70 min
July 14, 2016
How Were People Saved Before Jesus?
In this blast from the past, Jim begins to respond to listener email by addressing two difficult issues. How were people saved prior to the life of Jesus? If faith alone in Christ alone is required to be saved, how were Old Testament saints saved prior to the arrival of Christ? Jim also addresses the ‘hot topic’ issue of abortionist murders. Does the Old Testament require us to stop the murdering of the unborn by murdering the doctors who are performing abortions? Are abortionist murders permissible in light of the Old Testament Law? How are we to reconcile the tension between what we believe and what the law of the land permits?
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62 min
June 30, 2016
Evangelism, Apologetics and the Case for Christianity
In this re-purposed audio podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Bill Arnold on Susie Larson’s (@SusieLarson) “Live the Promise” Radio Show. J. and Bill talk about evangelism, apologetics and the case for Christianity. J. Warner also talks about his role in God’s Not Dead 2. For more information about Susie’s program, visit: http://myfaithradio.com/programs/live-the-promise/.  
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49 min
June 23, 2016
Creativity and Christian Case Making
In this re-purposed audio podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Brenton Miles and Bryant Urich on the REVERSE Podcast, (visit them on Twitter @reversepodcast) and talks about the role of creativity in apologetics. Be sure to subscribe to the REVERSE Podcast (Thinking Backward / Moving Forward) for more great interviews: http://www.reversepodcast.com/.
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47 min
June 9, 2016
Christian Case Making and the American Church
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Pastor Troy Murphy of Green Bay Community Church about the role of Christian Case Making in the life of the believer and the life of the Church.
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28 min
June 2, 2016
How to Be A Good Christian Case Maker in Our Current Culture
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by is interviewed by Pastor David Fleming of Champion Forest Baptist Church and talks about the importance of becoming a good Christian Case Maker and a specific strategy for selecting those with whom we share what we believe. This excerpt is from a longer interview with apologist Mark Lanier.
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28 min
May 26, 2016
Answering Listener Email - Part 2
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace responds to emails from viewers of the show. (1) Are moral standards simply a matter of personal or cultural preference? (2) Why do Christians view the apostolic martyrdoms as valuable evidence of the veracity of their claims, yet reject the martyrdoms of other religious groups as evidence? (3) How can I interact with my Mormon friends about the Book of Mormon when I seem to use the same criteria to validate what I believe about the Bible?
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28 min
May 19, 2016
Answering Listener Email - Part 1
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace responds to two emails from viewers of the show. (1) Is it unbiblical to examine evidence to confirm the reliability of the Bible? Shouldn’t we just trust what the Bible says since it is the Word of God? (2) Do the varied interpretations of Genesis 1 invalidate the Bible as a source of reliable information? If the Bible is the Word of God, shouldn’t we be able to come to agreement about what it teaches?
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28 min
May 12, 2016
Investigating the Case for Christianity
In this audio podcast, J. Warner Wallace joins Pastor David Fleming of Champion Forest Baptist Church and trial attorney Mark Lanier (author of Christianity on Trial) to discuss the evidential case for Christianity and the importance of Christian Case Making. Be sure to visit the video collection at ColdCseChristianity.com to watch excerpts from the session.
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46 min
April 28, 2016
The Divinely Unifying Message of the Bible
In this blast from the past, J. Warner discussed the reliability of the Bible as he examines the unifying theme of the Bible. How does the Bible answer the three most important questions related to "worldview"? Is there a single message that spans the Old and New Testament? Does the unity of the Biblical message provide us with any evidence related to the origin of the Bible?
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67 min
April 21, 2016
Is It Possible to Examine the Universe Like A Crime Scene?
In this re-posted interview with Meg Meeker of Family Talk, J. Warner Wallace discusses the unique investigative approach he took to examining the evidence in the universe. Can scientists account for the evidence in the universe with purely “natural” explanations? If not, what is the best explanation for this evidence? For more information about Meg Meeker and Family Talk, please visit their website at http://www.drjamesdobson.org/. For more information about J. Warner’s book, God’s Crime Scene, please visit www.godscrimescene.com.
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25 min
April 14, 2016
Can the Bible Withstand the Scrutiny of a Detective?
In this re-posted interview with Meg Meeker of Family Talk, J. Warner Wallace discusses the approach he took with the Gospels when he first began to investigate the case for Jesus. How do we know the gospels can be trusted? Do they contain eyewitness records related to the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus? For more information about Meg Meeker and Family Talk, please visit their website. For more information about J. Warner’s book, Cold-Case Christianity, please visit the book’s web-page.
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25 min
March 31, 2016
Would the Creation of Artificial Life Prove There Is No God?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the creation of artificial life in the laboratory. Would the creation of such life demonstrate that naturalism is true? Do artificial life experiments prove atheism or theism? For more information, refer to J. Warner’s latest book, God's Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe.
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28 min
March 24, 2016
A Key Reason Skeptics Reject the Resurrection
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the case for the Resurrection of Jesus using “abductive reasoning’ to determine the most reasonable explanation for the first century evidence described in the New Testament. Is the Resurrection reasonable, and if so, what keeps everyone from accepting the claims of the Biblical authors? J. Warner offers a key reason skeptics reject the Resurrection of Jesus. For more information, refer to J. Warner’s latest book, Cold-Case Christianity and his Easter evangelism tract, ALIVE.
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28 min
March 10, 2016
Are There Contradictions in the Easter Account?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace interviews Steven Kingsley, author of “The Easter Answer”. As a layperson, Kingsley provides a response to atheist Dan Barker’s “Easter Challenge”. Are there inherent internal contradictions in the Easter accounts found in the Gospels? Are these contradictions a proof that the Christian claims related to the Resurrection are false? We’ll examine the “Easter Challenge” and Steven Kinsley’s “Easter Answer” in this edition of the show. For more information about the case for the Resurrection of Jesus from the perspective of a detective, see J. Warner’s Easter tract, ALIVE.
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69 min
March 4, 2016
What Would Our World Be Like Without Faith?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines the impact that Christian believers have had on our world and the impact that theistic faith has on culture. While many "new atheists" argue that belief in God is "not good" for our society, the truth is just the opposite. Believers have contributed to our culture in ways that are often taken for granted and our country was founded in Christian principles held by theistic believers. J. Warner describes four central Christian beliefs that have helped to shape our society in a positive way. For more information about the cumulative case for the existence of God, see J. Warner’s latest book, God’s Crime Scene.
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64 min
February 25, 2016
The Problem of Evil: Our Limited Knowledge and the Need for A Standard
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the classic problem of evil and offers a cumulative case response. In this final of four related broadcasts, J. Warner examines the role our limited, finite knowledge plays in inhibiting our ability to understand why God might allow evil. J. Warner also discusses the need for a righteous, objective standard of “good” by which we could judge something to be “evil”. Is evil an exculpating evidence or does evil necessitate the existence of God? For more information about the cumulative case for the existence of God and the problem of evil, see J. Warner’s latest book, God’s Crime Scene. (You can learn more at www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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28 min
February 18, 2016
The Problem of Evil: The Power to Draw and the Role of Justice
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the classic problem of evil and offers a cumulative case response. In this third of four related broadcasts, J. Warner examines the role that evil plays in drawing people to God and the nature of evil and suffering as a consequence of sin. For more information about the cumulative case for the existence of God and the problem of evil, see J. Warner’s latest book, God’s Crime Scene. (You can learn more at www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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28 min
February 4, 2016
The Problem of Evil: The Role of Love and Character Development
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the classic problem of evil and offers a cumulative case response. In this second of several related broadcasts, J. Warner examines the roles that love and character development play in helping understand why an all-powerful, all-loving God would allow evil to exist in the universe. For more information about the cumulative case for the existence of God and the problem of evil, see J. Warner’s latest book, God’s Crime Scene. (You can learn more at www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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28 min
January 28, 2016
The Problem of Evil: The Role of Eternity and Fee Will
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the classic problem of evil and offers a cumulative case response. In this first of several related broadcasts, J. Warner examines the role eternity and free agency play in helping understand why an all-powerful, all-loving God would allow evil to exist in the universe. For more information about the cumulative case for the existence of God and the problem of evil, see J. Warner’s latest book, God’s Crime Scene. (You can learn more at www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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28 min
January 21, 2016
What Is the Essential Truth About the Church?
In this popular blast from the past, J. Warner discusses the essential nature of the Church. What does the Bible teach about the nature of Church? Are there certain non-negotiable essentials that all of us, as Christians, must believe about the Church in order to call ourselves Christians? Are there any over-arching principles that God has given us to help us live as a community of God? In this oft-requested podcast, J. Warner discusses the essential doctrinal truths related to the “Communion of Saints”.
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72 min
January 14, 2016
Who Is Jesus, According to Other Religions?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the way in which Jesus is described by the world’s other religious systems. What role does Jesus play in these belief systems and how is He characterized? If Jesus is venerated or described accurately by these world religions, shouldn’t seekers examine Christianity as their primary focus? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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28 min
January 7, 2016
Is There Any Evidence for Jesus Outside the Bible?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace describes the ancient non-Christian evidence for the life of Jesus. What would we know about Jesus if we lost every possible Christian document (including the New Testament and writings of the Church Fathers)? What would the earliest unfriendly Greek, Roman, Syrian and Jewish historical documents tell us about Jesus? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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28 min
December 31, 2015
J. Warner Wallace on the Eric Metaxas Show
J. Warner Wallace talks with Eric Metaxas about the evidence for God’s existence and the investigative analogy of God’s Crime Scene. What is the best explanation for the evidence “inside the room” of the natural universe? Can naturalism account for what we see in the cosmos? J. Warner talks about the evidence and the most reasonable inference with Eric Metaxas, the author of Miracles and Bonhoeffer. For more information about J. Warner’s “inside” or “outside the room” investigative approach to the evidence in the universe, refer to his book, God's Crime Scene and visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com.
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40 min
December 17, 2015
Are Christians Biased in Their Reasoning?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines the popular objection that Christians are biased toward their beliefs and, therefore, cannot assess evidence fairly. Is this true? Is anyone truly free of bias and what role does this play in making decisions in the first place? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com).
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67 min
December 10, 2015
Why Wasn't the Virgin Conception of Jesus Mentioned by Mark or Paul?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace continues his series on the virgin conception of Jesus. If the virgin conception of Jesus really happened, why didn’t Mark or Paul say anything about it? Does their silence mean the virgin conception was a late idea added to the story of Jesus? Is there any good reason to believe Mark or Paul knew about the virgin conception, and if so, why didn’t they mention it? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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28 min
December 4, 2015
Was the Virgin Conception of Jesus Borrowed from Prior Mythologies?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace continues his series on the virgin conception of Jesus. Was the virgin conception borrowed from ancient pagan myths? Do these ancient mythologies resemble Jesus or offer a similar birth narrative? Would ancient Jews or Christians borrow such a notion? Were the Gospels written so late that no one would have known about the birth of Jesus? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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28 min
November 26, 2015
Is the Virgin Conception of Jesus Necessary and Reasonable?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace begins a series on the virgin conception of Jesus. Why is the virgin conception an essential truth about Jesus in the first place? Is it necessary? How can anyone believe in such an event? Is it reasonable? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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28 min
November 12, 2015
Why We Know the New Testament Gospels Were Written Early
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace describes the evidence for the early dating of the Gospels. Why is this issue important to those who are examining the claims of Christianity? How does early dating contribute to the reliability of the Gospel authors as eyewitnesses? What other problem does early dating resolve? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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28 min
November 5, 2015
Answering Two Common Objections to the Existence of God
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace addresses two common objections to the existence of God. If God is the creator of everything we see in the universe, who created God? If God is all-powerful and all-loving, why does he allow people to behave badly and hurt one another? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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28 min
October 29, 2015
Five Reasons You Can Trust Your Bible
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace makes the case for the reliability of the Bible by providing five, brief, easy to articulate reasons you can trust the Christian Scripture. Have you ever been challenged to give the reason for the hope you have in Jesus? This episode will help you make the case quickly and concisely. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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28 min
October 22, 2015
Why the Evidence in the Universe Points Most Reasonably to the Existence of God
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace concludes his six part mini-series summarizing material from his latest book, God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Investigates the Evidence For A Divinely Created Universe. J. Warner describes the power of cumulative cases and assembles the case for God’s existence. Is the existence of God reasonable given the diverse evidence in the universe? Are explanations from “inside the room” of the natural universe more reasonable than the explanation from “outside the room”? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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27 min
October 15, 2015
How the Moral Evidence in the Universe Points to the Existence of God
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace continues his six part mini-series summarizing material from his latest book, God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Investigates the Evidence For A Divinely Created Universe. J. Warner describes two pieces of “moral” evidence: the existence of objective moral truth and the existence of evil and injustice. Can these two pieces of evidence “inside the room” of the universe be explained by staying “inside the room”? This simple question helps homicide detectives determine if a death scene is a crime scene. Could the same question be applied to the evidence in the universe to determine if a cosmic “intruder” is the most reasonable inference? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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27 min
October 8, 2015
How the Mental Evidence Points to the Existence of God
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace continues his six part mini-series summarizing material from his latest book, God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Investigates the Evidence For A Divinely Created Universe. J. Warner describes two pieces of “mental” evidence: consciousness and our common experience of free agency. Can these two pieces of evidence “inside the room” of the universe be explained by staying “inside the room”? This simple question helps homicide detectives determine if a death scene is a crime scene. Could the same question be applied to the evidence in the universe to determine if a cosmic “intruder” is the most reasonable inference? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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27 min
October 1, 2015
How the Biological Evidence Points to the Existence of God
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace continues his six part mini-series summarizing material from his latest book, God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Investigates the Evidence For A Divinely Created Universe. J. Warner describes two pieces of biological evidence: the origin of life in the universe and the appearance of design in biological organisms. Can these two pieces of evidence “inside the room” of the universe be explained by staying “inside the room”? This simple question helps homicide detectives determine if a death scene is a crime scene. Could the same question be applied to the evidence in the universe to determine if a cosmic “intruder” is the most reasonable inference? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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27 min
September 24, 2015
How the Cosmological Evidence Points to the Existence of God
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace continues his six part mini-series summarizing material from his latest book, God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Investigates the Evidence For A Divinely Created Universe. J. Warner describes two pieces of cosmological evidence: the origin of the universe and the appearance of fine-tuning in the cosmos. Can these two pieces of evidence “inside the room” of the universe be explained by staying “inside the room”? This simple question helps homicide detectives determine if a death scene is a crime scene. Could the same question be applied to the evidence in the universe to determine if a cosmic “intruder” is the most reasonable inference? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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27 min
September 17, 2015
How to Make the Case for God's Existence Like a Detective
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace begins a six part mini-series summarizing material from his latest book, God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Investigates the Evidence For A Divinely Created Universe. J. Warner begins by establishing the overarching investigative approach he takes to examining the evidence in the universe. Can everything “inside the room” of the universe be explained by staying “inside the room”? This simple question helps homicide detectives determine if a death scene is a crime scene. Could the same question be applied to the evidence in the universe to determine if a cosmic “intruder” is the most reasonable inference? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
September 10, 2015
How Consciousness Points to the Existence of God
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace summarizes the case for Gods existence from consciousness. How does non-material consciousness emerge in a purely material universe? Is “mind” nothing more than “brain”? For a robust review of the collective case for God’s existence from eight pieces of evidence “inside the room” of the natural universe, please refer to God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Homicide Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
August 28, 2015
Are Science and Belief in God Incompatible?
In audio podcast, J. Warner Wallace talks with John Stonestreet from the Chuck Colson Center about J. Warner’s new book, God’s Crime Scene. Are science and theism incompatible? Can we employ a detective’s investigative template to this question, and if so, what might we find? Does science demonstrate the existence of a Divine Intruder and Cosmic Designer? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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25 min
August 21, 2015
What Makes the Church… the Church?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines the nature of the First-Century Church in an effort to identify essential characteristics of Christian Community. Are there any over-arching principles that God has given us to help us live as a community of God? This archived PleaseConvinceMe Podcast has been very popular over the years; it offers the template J. Warner used as a church planter. This podcast was the final installment in a series examining Christian “essentials”. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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72 min
August 13, 2015
Ten Reasons We Fail To Share Our Faith (Part 2)
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace continues a two-part program in which he describes ten reasons why we, as Christians, fail to share our faith. Are these reasons legitimate concerns or convenient excuses? J. Warner talks about the first five reasons and provides tips to overcome the obstacles that typically prevent us from sharing what we believe. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
August 6, 2015
Ten Reasons We Fail To Share Our Faith - Part 1
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace begins a two program in which he describes ten reasons why we, as Christians, fail to share our faith. Are these reasons legitimate concerns or convenient excuses? J. Warner talks about the first five reasons and provides tips to overcome the obstacles that typically prevent us from sharing what we believe. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
July 31, 2015
Does the Origin of the Universe Point to A Creator God?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace talks about his new book, God’s Crime Scene, as he examines the first important piece of evidence in the universe: the origin of all space, time and matter from nothing. Does Big Bang Cosmology (the Standard Cosmological Model) point most reasonably to a Creator God? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
July 23, 2015
Is the Evidence in the Universe Best Explained by the Existence of God?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace describes a simple investigative strategy from his new book, God’s Crime Scene, to examine the evidence in the universe. Can the evidence in the universe be explained by natural forces within the universe or is the existence of a Divine Intruder a better inference? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
July 16, 2015
God’s Crime Scene – J. Warner Wallace on the Bible Answer Man
J. Warner Wallace joins Hank Hanegraaff on the Bible Answer Man broadcast and talks about his new book, God’s Crime Scene: a Cold Case Detective Investigates the Evidence for a Divine Intruder. Hanks talks about the nature of the evidence in the universe and the need for Christians to equip themselves to make a defense for what they believe. The Christian Research Institute (CRI) is featuring God’s Crime Scene and it’s the only place where you can get the book shipped prior to August 1st. If you support CRI with a donation they will ship you the book early and you’ll also receive additional FREE promotional materials by following the simple instructions on this link.
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33 min
July 9, 2015
Why Objective Moral Truth Is Best Explained by the Existence of God
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the nature and existence of objective, transcendent moral truths. If such truths truly exist, how can we account for them? Is there a naturalistic explanation for moral truth or is the best explanation the existence of an objective, transcendent moral law giver? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
July 2, 2015
Why the Case for Christianity Is More Important Than Ever
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace returns to the recent Pew Research Poll data and makes an important observation about the state of belief in America. Does this data reveal a unique opportunity for those of us who want to make the case for Christianity? Is America becoming a more secular nation, or does theism still rule the day? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
June 25, 2015
How Did Jesus Deal with Doubt?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines how Jesus handled doubt when it was expressed by his followers and those who observed his life and ministry? What was Jesus’ response when people confessed their concerns about his claims to Deity? The answer may surprise you. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
June 18, 2015
How Do We Know When We've Got Enough Evidence to Determine Christianity Is True?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace discusses the nature of case making and the difference between “possible doubts” and “reasonable doubts”. J. Warner then reviews some of the corroborative evidence validating the New Testament Gospel accounts. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
June 11, 2015
Is the Bible Reliable?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace reviews the evidence and case for the reliability of the Bible without using the four point template he offers in Cold-Case Christianity). Are there any good reasons to believe the Bible has been transmitted to us accurately and contains a reliable record of the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus? 
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67 min
June 4, 2015
How the Church Can Turn Teaching Into Training
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace plays a video recorded at Green Bay Community Church in which he describes the difference between teaching and training. J. Warner provides a simple T.R.A.I.N. acronym to illustrate the nature of training using media to support each point. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
May 29, 2015
What Can We Do to Help Young People Remain in the Faith?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace provides four simple principles parents can employ to help their kids defend what they believe as Christians. Given the high rate of attrition for young Christians, is there anything the Church (and parents in particular) can do to address the challenge? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
May 21, 2015
Why Evangelism Requires Good Jury Selection
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace describes the importance of jury selection in criminal trials and explains why jury selection is also important when we are deciding who we can reach with the Gospel. What are the three most important attributes of a good juror and how do these attributes apply to evangelism? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
May 16, 2015
What is the State of Christianity in America and What Can We Do About It?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace analyses the findings of the Pew Research Center’s recent poll, “America’s Changing Religious Landscape.” Jim describes three unsurprising and three surprising findings, then provides five action points resulting from the survey. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
May 7, 2015
What Every Christian Needs to Know About Conspiracy Theories
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace describes the five essential attributes of successful conspiracies. How do these five attributes help us make the case for the reliability of the eyewitness Gospel accounts? J. Warner evaluates the testimony of the disciples through the lens of these important conspiracy attributes and provides his viewers with everything they need to know about conspiracy theories. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
April 30, 2015
Aren’t All Religions Basically the Same?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the nature of opposing religious claims. Are all religions basically the same? J. Warner also provides a number of definitions for “truth”, and describes three reasons why people reject truth claims. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
April 23, 2015
Can You Pass the Objective / Subjective Truth Test?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace makes a case for the evidential nature of Christian truth claims. He then reviews the nature of objective and subjective truth claims and offers a brief test to see if you can distinguish the differences. Can you pass the test? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
April 16, 2015
Why the Nature of Truth Is So important to Christianity
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace talks about the nature of subjective and objective truth and the impact our understanding of truth has on our efforts to evangelize. J. Warner also describes a distinctive feature of Christianity separating it from all other theistic worldviews. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
April 9, 2015
A Conversation Regarding the Issue of Abortion
In re-posted podcast, J. Warner Wallace engages a friendly atheist on the issue of abortion. Can the secular, atheist worldview accurately describe the nature of the unborn? Can atheism account for the dignity of human persons? J. Warner discusses the key terms and issues with an atheist. 
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64 min
April 2, 2015
Answering Objections to the Teleological Argument for the Existence of God (Podcast)
In re-posted podcast, J. Warner Wallace examines several objections to the argument for God’s existence from the appearance of design in biological organisms. Even atheists such as Richard Dawkins admit biological molecular machines “appear” to be designed. Can this appearance be explained by purely natural forces? 
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62 min
March 19, 2015
The Teleological Argument for the Existence of God
In re-posted podcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the evidence for design (teleology) in biological organisms. Even atheists such as Richard Dawkins admit biological molecular machines “appear” to be designed. Can this appearance be explained by purely natural forces?
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66 min
March 12, 2015
How Can We Address the Flight of Young People from the Church?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner describes a strategy to address the departure of young people from the Church. The statistics related to college aged Christians is discouraging. J. Warner offers a solution as he describes how to change teaching into training. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
March 5, 2015
Answering Objections to the Moral Argument for the Existence of God
In this podcast re-post, J. Warner follows up on the previous podcast and examines objections to the axiological argument for the existence of God. Can naturalists account for transcendent moral truths without grounding them in a transcendent source? Are these alternative explanations reasonable?
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66 min
February 19, 2015
The Moral Argument for the Existence of God
In this podcast re-post, J. Warner examines the axiological argument for the existence of God. Do objective moral truths exist, and if so, how can these truths be grounded? Does God’s existence best account for objective moral truth claims?
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60 min
February 12, 2015
Why Is the Trinity An Essential Christian Doctrine?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner examines the orthodox Christian doctrine of the Trinity. How is God is ONE yet THREE? Why is this doctrine philosophically sound and theologically essential? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
February 6, 2015
The Free Gift of Salvation, the Meaning of the Cross, and a Question About the Soul
In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the orthodox definition of Salvation and the important work of the cross. Jim also answers listener email related to the nature of the soul. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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46 min
February 6, 2015
The Free Gift of Salvation, the Meaning of the Cross, and a Question About the Soul
In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the orthodox definition of Salvation and the important work of the cross. Jim also answers listener email related to the nature of the soul. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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January 29, 2015
The Challenge of Sharing Your Faith Online
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner examines the challenge of sharing your faith online and provides five simple guidelines to help you be more effective when making a case for what you believe with social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
January 22, 2015
Is Mark’s Gospel An Early Memoir of Peter?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the Gospel of Mark for signs of Peter’s influence. Papias, the early church bishop, claimed Mark’s Gospel was written as he sat at the feet of Peter in Rome. According to Papias, Mark scribed Peter’s sermons and created the narrative we now have in our Bible. In this audio podcast, J. Warner applies Forensic Statement Analysis to Mark’s text to see if Peter’s fingerprints are present. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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96 min
January 16, 2015
Do Variations in the Resurrection Accounts Discredit the New Testament?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines alleged “contradictions” in the eyewitness New Testament accounts. Do variations between witness accounts automatically discredit their reliability? J. Warner provides two examples from the Gospel Resurrection accounts to illustrate the manner in which eyewitness accounts are typically reconciled. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
January 8, 2015
How to Evaluate Alleged Bible “Contradictions”
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner describes several important principles to consider when evaluating alleged Bible “contradictions”. J. Warner uses the example of the sign over Jesus’ cross to demonstrate how these simple investigative principles can be employed to determine if Biblical passages are truly contradictory. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
January 1, 2015
How Should We Respond to Criticism of Christianity?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses the manner in which we, as Christians, ought to respond to criticism. Are you adequately prepared to defend what you believe as a Christian? Have you come to expect the kind of pointed criticism we face today as believers? Do you have a strategy to help you respond to those who don’t share your beliefs? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
December 18, 2014
Are the New Testament Eyewitness Accounts Reliable? (Part 2)
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner reviews the evidence for the reliability of the New Testament eyewitness accounts. What are the criteria we use to determine if eyewitnesses are reliable? Do the authors of the New Testament Gospels measure up? J. Warner examines the corroboration of the Gospels and the potential bias of its authors in this episode of Cold-Case Christianity. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
December 11, 2014
Are the New Testament Eyewitness Accounts Reliable? (Part 1)
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner reviews the evidence for the reliability of the New Testament eyewitness accounts. What are the criteria we use to determine if eyewitnesses are reliable? Do the authors of the New Testament Gospels measure up? J. Warner examines the early dating and reliable transmission of the Gospels in this episode of Cold-Case Christianity. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
December 5, 2014
Why the Historicity of Jesus Is So Important
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner talks about the importance of being able to make the case for the historicity of Jesus. In a generation ever more skeptical of the real existence of Jesus, now is the time to familiarize ourselves with the evidence so we can establish Jesus as a real and legitimate source of wisdom. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
November 27, 2014
Why Are You A Christian?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner asks an important question: If you’re a Christian, why is this the case? How we answer this question is critically important given the growingly hostile nature of our culture related to classical Christianity. J. Warner reviews some of the answers he’s been given as he travels the country, and offers an evidential response of his own. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
November 20, 2014
Religious Experience as Evidence
In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the nature of religious experience. Can experiences such as these serve as an evidence for the existence of God? How should we test such experiences?
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31 min
November 13, 2014
Why Do People Deny a Truth Claim?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner talks about the importance of presuppositions when considering a truth claim. Using analogies from cold-case trials, J. Warner compares the lives of two well-known Biblical scholars as he describes the power of presuppositional bias. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
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27 min
November 6, 2014
Why You Need to Be A Christian Case Maker
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner makes the case for why all of us, as Christians, need to take the additional step and become Christian Case Makers. What does it mean to be an “apologist”? Why should it matter to us? How can we avoid being an “Accidental Christian”? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
October 23, 2014
Did Jesus Say Faith Is “Blind”?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines the Biblical definition of “faith”. Did Jesus advocate “blind faith”? How did Jesus use evidence to demonstrate his Deity? How did Jesus deal with doubt? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
October 16, 2014
What (and When) Were the Earliest Claims About Jesus?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines the history related to the eyewitness observations of Jesus. How early are the eyewitness accounts and what precisely was being said about Jesus prior to the creation of these written documents? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
October 9, 2014
Four Lies the Culture Tells About the Truth
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines four popular misconceptions and misstatements about the nature of objective truth, tolerance and our over-reliance on science. If there are no objective truths (or they can’t be known) there is little reason to examine the truth about God. We need to get to the truth about truth before we can ever know the truth about anything else. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
September 27, 2014
Did Jesus Claim to Be God?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines the statements of Jesus to see if He ever claimed to be God. While skeptics may acknowledge Jesus’ existence and even the value of His teaching, any assessment of Jesus’ instruction must account for his obvious claims of Deity. Jim looks at the cumulative case and assembles the evidence from the Gospels to demonstrate Jesus’ claims to Deity. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
September 13, 2014
Is the Christian Faith Evidentially Reasonable?
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner makes a case for the reasonable nature of the Christian Worldview. Does Christianity require blind faith? Are we to accept the claims of Christianity without evidence or even in spite of the evidence? Or are we called, as Christians, to place our trust in Jesus because of the evidence? Jim also examines the way Jesus responded to those who had doubts. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
September 6, 2014
Tips for Studying the Bible
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner describes 6 simple principles (all beginning with the letter “D”) to help you study the Bible like a detective. J. Warner then recommends a few tools to guide you in your study and finally incorporates the tips and tools into a four part strategy for Bible investigation and Christian Case Making. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
August 30, 2014
Conversations with Atheists: Four Observations
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner provides four observations from his youth ministry trips to UC Berkeley. These simple observations may help you improve the quality of your discussions with non-believers and help you better understand the underlying issues in some of these conversations. J. Warner also answers viewer email related to the disagreements between Christian denominations and the need for personal research. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
August 23, 2014
Illustrating Christian Claims Related to Salvation
What does Christianity teach about salvation? In this Cold-Case Christianity video broadcast / podcast, J. Warner illustrates a number of competing notions related to salvation. Jim asks six questions as he steps toward the orthodox Christian view and illustrates each concept on a whiteboard. Finally, J. Warner plays his visualization of the gospel, The Best Story, to conclude the broadcast (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
August 9, 2014
The Problem with the Problem of Evil
In this Cold-Case Christianity video broadcast / podcast, J. Warner talks about the challenge we face, as Christian Case Makers, when trying to respond to the problem of evil. If God is all-powerful and all-loving, why is there so much evil in the world? Jim talks about the need for a cumulative response and explains why the problem of evil may be a bigger problem for atheists than for Christians (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
August 2, 2014
Four Ways to Strengthen Your Kids Faith
In this Cold-Case Christianity video broadcast / podcast, J. Warner reviews the statistics related to young people leaving the church and then offers four simple ways parents can help make sure their kids stay in the Christian faith. Jim also discusses the simple math behind the problem and illustrates the challenges facing young Christians. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
July 19, 2014
Are the Gospels Eyewitness Accounts?
In this Cold-Case Christianity video broadcast / podcast, J. Warner makes a case for the eyewitness status of the New Testament Gospel accounts. Is it appropriate to evaluate these accounts as eyewitness statements? Were they intended to be read in this manner? Jim provides several reasons to accept the accounts as eyewitness testimony. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
July 12, 2014
The Case for Christian Case Making
In this Cold-Case Christianity video broadcast / podcast, J. Warner makes a case for an evidential, reasoned, case-making form of Christian belief. Using the New Testament gospels and letters as a guide, Jim articulates the foundation for a reasonable faith in Jesus and our common calling as Christians to a life of case-making. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) 
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27 min
July 5, 2014
Is Jesus a Copycat Savior?
In this inaugural Cold-Case Christianity video broadcast / podcast, J. Warner re-examines an atheist objection related to the historicity of Jesus. Is Jesus merely a copycat of prior mythologies like Mithras, Osiris or Horus? How can we, as Christians, respond to such claims? Jim provides a five point response to this common atheist claim. 
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27 min
June 28, 2014
Why I’m An Evidentialist
In this podcast, J. Warner talks about the role of evidence in making the case for Christianity and the need for an evidential approach to Christian Case Making. Jim also responds to an excellent blog post addressing his evidential approach to apologetics. Is evidentialism a valid apologetic? What is its relationship to presuppositionalism? Can Mormons claim a valid presuppositional approach to their worldview? Jim also talks about the validity of advanced degrees in apologetics.
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52 min
June 21, 2014
How to Be the Christian Case Maker You’ve Always Wanted to Be
In this podcast, J. Warner responds to a listener who wants to know how to become a public apologist. What strategies are effective? What goals are reasonable? Jim provides his most comprehensive podcast on this subject, tracing his own journey and providing tips to help yours.
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61 min
June 14, 2014
Good (and Bad) Reasons to Be a Christian
In this podcast, J. Warner examines five responses typically offered to the question: “Why are you a Christian?” Are these responses sufficient, given the nature of the culture in which we live? How can we better respond to the challenges we face as we try to defend what we believe about Christianity?
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47 min
June 7, 2014
Conversations About Heaven and the Soul
In this podcast, J. Warner converses with Frank Sontag and Janet Mefferd about the nature of heaven and the soul. Have popular movies and books distorted the truth about Heaven? What really happens to the soul when we die? Why should we believe in the soul in the first place? 
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44 min
May 31, 2014
Why Creeds Are an Essential Characteristic of Christianity (Podcast)
In this podcast, J. Warner examines the historic, creedal nature of Christianity. Why are creeds so important to the Christian worldview? How early did they emerge? How can we affirm the creedal nature of Christianity in a pluralistic, relativistic culture? Jim investigates the early use of creeds and the continuing role creeds play in defining the Christian worldview. 
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46 min
May 24, 2014
Bible Contradictions and an Evil God
In this reposted podcast, J. Warner takes a look at ten principles necessary for the proper reading of the Bible as we examine a number of apparent Bible contradictions and the claim that the God of the Old Testament is cruel and evil.
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84 min
May 16, 2014
The Case for An Afterlife and the Biblical Description of Life After Death
In this podcast, J. Warner reviews the philosophical, evidential case for life beyond the grave and then examines what the Bible has to say about Heaven and Hell. Are there any good reasons to believe in an afterlife (even without the evidence from Scripture)? What are the limits of natural revelation and logical reasoning, and what does the special revelation of the Bible tell us we should expect when we die?
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53 min
May 10, 2014
Church Planting, Apologetics and the Christian Culture (Podcast)
In this podcast, J. Warner chats with Peyton Jones and Pete Mitchell, the hosts of the Church Planter Podcast about the challenges of church planting, the nature of church in America today and the role of apologetics within the Christian community.
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67 min
May 3, 2014
Ways to Strengthen the Faith of Young Christians and Answer Skeptical Objections
In this podcast, J. Warner talks about four simple strategies to help strengthen the faith and understanding of young believers. How can parents help their children? Are our efforts little more than religious “indoctrination”? Jim also responds to two skeptical objections (in the wake of the Easter season) as examples of how to respond to the kinds of questions our kids may have.
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66 min
April 25, 2014
Speaking Christianese and the Evangelistic Danger of Low Expectations
In this podcast, J. Warner talks about the habit many of us of speaking Christianese, the distinctive (and often confusing) language of the Christian faith. How can we learn to communicate important Christian concepts without sounding like we’re speaking Greek? Jim also discusses the dangerous consequences resulting from low expectations when sharing what we believe with people who seem to be completely uninterested.
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54 min
April 18, 2014
Abductive Reasoning and the Case for the Resurrection (Podcast)
Did Jesus rise from the dead? In this podcast, J. Warner talks about abductive reasoning, its application in death scene investigations and its utility when making the case for the Resurrection of Jesus. As Easter approaches, J. Warner outlines the material from his evangelistic booklet, ALIVE: A Cold Case Approach to the Resurrection. Is the Christian explanation for the Resurrection reasonable when compared to the alternatives? Jim examines the strengths and liabilities of many explanations for the empty tomb of Jesus.
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72 min
April 11, 2014
Leading People to Christ Requires Good Leadership
In this podcast, J. Warner talks about the importance of leadership for those of us who hope to share the truth about Jesus. When most of us think about evangelism, we think of the importance of apologetics or understanding how to articulate the Gospel. We often overlook the role of good leadership. But if you hope to lead someone to Christ, you’ll need to become a good leader.
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41 min
April 4, 2014
The Challenge of Reaching the Unchurched
In this podcast, J. Warner reads a recent article describing the challenge of reaching unchurched “Millennials” (those born from the 1980’s to the early 2000’s). What are young people looking for in church communities and how can we respond to their needs? Jim also answers listener email related to moral relativism and the disagreements within denominations.
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63 min
March 29, 2014
Is God Real? Answering Objections to the Transcendental Argument (Podcast)
In this reposted podcast, J. Warner examines the case for God’s existence from the Laws of Logic (the Transcendental Argument) and offers responses to many objections offered by skeptics. Jim was joined by his son (19 years old at the time) and together they discussed the value (and limits) of the Transcendental Argument for God’s existence.
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68 min
March 22, 2014
Is God Real? Evidence from the Laws of Logic
In this reposted podcast, J. Warner begins to examine the case for God’s existence from the Laws of Logic (the Transcendental Argument). Jim also responds to email concerning objections to the Anthropic Principle and talks about the sometimes 'hidden' nature of God as he interacts with his children today.
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68 min
March 15, 2014
The Problem With Answering the Problem of Evil
In this podcast, J. Warner examines the difficulty involved in responding to rhetorically powerful objections based on the problem of evil. Jim talks about the need for a cumulative evidential response, and then provides six considerations to help you prepare a defense. Jim also plays a recent related interview with radio show host, Paul Ridgeway.
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66 min
March 8, 2014
Making a Case for God from the Beginning of the Universe
In this podcast, J. Warner examines the evidence of the origin of the universe and relates this evidence to the case for God’s existence. Jim describes the classic Cosmological Argument and compares naturalistic alternatives offered to explain the universe’s origin. Does the beginning of the universe demonstrate the existence of God?
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64 min
February 28, 2014
Responding to Hyper-Skepticism with Evidential Modesty
In this podcast, J. Warner responds to a message from a listener related to doubt and agnosticism. How do we know when we have enough evidence to believe Christianity is true? Does unanswered prayer negate the existence of God? How much do our expectations and presuppositions cripple our confidence in the evidence for Christianity?
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59 min
February 22, 2014
Responding to Three Claims and Objections of Atheists
In this podcast, J. Warner responds to three claims and objections of atheists and philosophical naturalists. Do atheists believe in just one less god than Christians? Does textual criticism disprove the traditional authorship of the Gospels? Do “artificial life” projects eliminate the need for an Intelligent Creator?
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55 min
February 15, 2014
Investigating the Evidence for the Pro-Life Position
In this podcast, J. Warner continues an examination of the pro-life arguments he used in his discussion with the atheist in last week’s podcast. Jim describes the SLED paradigm popularized by Scott Klusendorf of Life Training Institute and examines the Biblical position related to the status of the unborn.
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85 min
February 7, 2014
A Conversation With an Atheist About the Issue of Abortion
In this re-posted podcast from 2008, J. Warner has a conversation with a thoughtful, engaging atheist on the topic of abortion. This discussion is (hopefully) an example of a courteous conversation between two people who respect each other and genuinely want to convince the other of the “rightness” of their position. Bob Seidensticker is a blog contributor at Patheos.
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64 min
January 31, 2014
The Journey from Skepticism to Certainty
In this podcast, J. Warner discusses his personal journey to Christianity with Frank Sontag from KKLA 99.5 Los Angeles. Jim spent an afternoon with Frank talking about atheism, Christian theism and the journey from one to the other. Jim also talked about the nature of the Church in America and the need for Christian Case Making.
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53 min
January 25, 2014
A Strategy for Overcoming Apathy and Creating Passion in Our Church Culture
In this podcast, J. Warner discusses a model to help overcome apathy in the Church and turn teaching into training. Jim outlines the five step model he and Brett Kunkle have employed as youth leaders and demonstrates how this model can be used in other areas within the Church to decrease apathy and increase a passionate interest in Christian Case Making.
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44 min
January 17, 2014
The Problem of Moral Grounding and the Nature of Forgiveness
In this podcast, J. Warner discusses the nature of objective, transcendent moral truth claims and the insufficiency of moral grounding from an atheistic, naturalistic perspective. Jim also discusses the nature of forgiveness and the relationship between our ability to forgive and our view of our own need for forgiveness.
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60 min
January 11, 2014
One Way to Quickly Change the Christian Case Making Culture
In this podcast, J. Warner discusses the role of pastors and the impact they could have on the culture if they embraced a Case Making approach with their congregations. Jim also describes a number of liabilities facing “tent-making” Christian Case Makers and provides a few suggestions to help overcome these obstacles.
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49 min
January 3, 2014
Encouragement for “Tent-Making” Christian Case Makers
In this podcast, J. Warner elaborates on ten reasons why “tent-makers” make excellent Christian Case Makers. In fact, Jim argues tent-makers may be the future of Christian apologetics and offers ten strategies to help you become the best Case Maker possible, even while working in a career that seems to have nothing to do with Christian apologetics.
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63 min
December 28, 2013
The Inevitable Consequence of An Atheistic Worldview (Podcast)
In this podcast, J. Warner reads an honest (if not politically correct) comment from an atheist describing the consequence of a consistent atheistic worldview. Jim also answers listener email related to responding emotionally as a Christian, the early dating of Matthew’s Gospel, and the apologetic opportunities available within the Common Core State Standards for education.
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42 min
December 20, 2013
When the Case for God Is Strong, Skeptics Attack Christianity
In this podcast, J. Warner talks about a common tactic used by skeptics making naturalistic scientific claims. Critics of supernaturalism often compare their naturalistic explanations to Christianity rather than Theism. Jim talks about this tactic, makes a brief observation related to the Duck Dynasty controversy, and answers listener email about the role of mentors.
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57 min
December 14, 2013
Can the Gospels Be Defended As Eyewitness Accounts? (Podcast)
In this podcast, J. Warner talks about the case for the eyewitness status of the Gospels. Are these ancient accounts really an eyewitness record of the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus? Why should we believe this to be true? Jim also talks about the role each of us plays as Christian Case Makers and provides four tips to help you reach those who are disinterested in Christian Case Making.
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79 min
December 7, 2013
Why Didn’t Jesus Reveal Scientific Facts to Demonstrate His Deity? (Podcast)
Why didn’t Jesus describe something beyond the knowledge of His contemporaries (i.e. the role of DNA or the nature of the Solar System) as a prophetic proof? Why didn’t God provide us with more scientific evidence in the Scripture? J. Warner examines these questions in an interview with Dave Waggoner and Jeff Piepho from the Truth Revolution Radio Show.
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49 min
November 30, 2013
Thanksgiving, Traditions and the Principles of Conservatism
J. Warner examines the Thanksgiving Holiday talks about the role of tradition and celebration in our culture. Jim also establishes several principles of Conservatism and highlights ways to use these common, shared values to begin conversations with non-Christians. Everyone conserves traditions of one nature or another. Which worldview establishes the best foundation for such traditions?
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54 min
November 23, 2013
Why You Need to Become a Good Christian Translator
J. Warner attended the Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting this week and came away with several important observations related to Christian Case Making. Ever think you don’t know enough to be a good “One Dollar Apologist? You are more important to the Christian community than you might think. Jim will tell you why in this podcast.
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59 min
November 16, 2013
The Path to Becoming a “One Dollar” Apologist (Podcast)
J. Warner continues examining the Christian life in light of God’s desire for all of us to become Christian Case Makers. Jim reads listener email highlighting some of the typical frustrations involved in starting an apologetics ministry and then provides a template to help you become the Case Maker you’ve always wanted to be. Jim also answers the question: Why Didn’t Jesus Reveal Scientific Facts to Demonstrate His Deity?
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70 min
November 8, 2013
Strategies for Becoming a Better Christian Case Maker (Podcast)
J. Warner talks with Frank Turek about several strategies to become a better “one dollar apologist”. Jim taught at Frank’s CrossExamined Instructor’s Academy (CIA) in August and learned several important principles related to becoming a better Christian Case Maker. Jim conducted this interview for Frank’s radio show and this is the first time it’s ever been played on the Cold Case Christianity Podcast.
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51 min
November 1, 2013
Don’t Get Excited About the Latest Version of Jesus Based on Some “Lost” Gospel
J. Warner examines three recent efforts to recreate Jesus and talks about the historic effort to co-opt Jesus for a variety of reasons. J. Warner focuses on the use of alleged “lost” gospels and provides a number of reasons to reject these efforts. He also talks specifically about the claims of Joseph Atwill who claims “the New Testament was written by first-century Roman aristocrats” who “fabricated the entire story of Jesus Christ.”
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69 min
October 25, 2013
Observations from the Bible Belt
J. Warner is at the reThink Conference this weekend, so we're posting this rebroadcast from 2008. Jim makes a few observations about the state of Christianity in the Bible Belt based on his own personal experience with family in that area. We'll be back in one week!
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50 min
October 19, 2013
Do Miraculous Events (Like the Virgin Conception) Invalidate Christianity?
In this podcast, J. Warner examines the presupposition of naturalism as it relates to the reasonableness of Christianity. Are theists the only people who believe in miraculous events? Do Biblical miracles (like the Virgin Conception) make the Christian worldview unreasonable?
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66 min
October 12, 2013
Answering Common Objections to God’s Existence and the Reliability of the New Testament
In this podcast, J. Warner examines several objections to the nature of God: Who created God? Is God’s power limited? Why does God seem so hidden? In addition, Jim examines the eyewitness status of Paul and the attribution of John as the author of the fourth New Testament Gospel.
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64 min
October 4, 2013
What Difference Would the Bones of Jesus Make?
In this podcast, J. Warner examines the case for the Talpiot Tomb and the alleged burial ossuary of Jesus. Have we discovered the tomb of Jesus and the Holy Family? If so, what difference would this make to the case for Christianity? Can lay people accurately assess the evidence in the first place?
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87 min
September 27, 2013
Answering Common Objections to the Notion of Hell - Part 2
In this re-posted podcast, J. Warner continues to discuss several objections related to the existence and nature of Hell. (Jim is touring college campuses in North Carolina until the end of September)
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30 min
September 20, 2013
Answering Common Objections to the Notion of Hell - Part 1
In this re-posted podcast, J. Warner engages several objections related to the existence and nature of Hell. (Jim is touring college campuses in North Carolina until the end of September)
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37 min
September 14, 2013
Did the Apostles Really Die for Their Claims?
In this podcast, J. Warner examines the evidence for the early persecution of the Church and the martyrdom of the Apostles. Did the first eyewitnesses of the Resurrection die rather than recant their testimony? Can we trust the early accounts? Why does it matter in the first place?
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77 min
September 7, 2013
Are We More Than Simply Physical Beings?
In this podcast, J. Warner examines the evidence for the existence of the mind (and inferentially, the soul) as he looks at six classic philosophical arguments. Jim also briefly discusses Thomas Nagel’s book, Mind and Cosmos and discusses the limitations of physicalism.
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71 min
August 30, 2013
Will We Have the Freedom to Sin In Heaven?
In this podcast, J. Warner reflects on his recent trip to Summit Worldview Academy and answers listener email related to teaching apologetics curriculum, the nature of free will and sin in heaven and the necessity of hell.
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62 min
August 24, 2013
Applying Four Simple Principles to Test the Reliability of the Gospels
In this podcast, J. Warner reflects on his recent appearance on “Unbelievable? with Justin Brierley” and demonstrates the value of four simple principles as he evaluates two objections to the historicity of the Gospels. Does Josephus’ account of John the Baptist or Quirinius invalidate the Gospels? Why do some people continue to reject the Gospels as reliable?
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80 min
August 16, 2013
Tips From the 2013 CrossExamined Instructors Academy
In this podcast, J. Warner talks about his recent trip to Frank Turek’s CrossExamined Instructors Academy and offers several insights on becoming a better Christian Case Maker, including tips on how to use your  vocation to influence the Kingdom and how to structure an “apologetics” presentation. Jim also answers listener email about case making college missions trips.
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71 min
August 9, 2013
The Nature of Heaven and the Urgency of Life
In this re-posted podcast, J. Warner examines a number of Biblical passages related to the nature of Heaven. What does the Bible say about Heaven and what implications does the nature of Heaven have for our lives today? How should we live today in light of what God has for us in the next life?
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48 min
August 2, 2013
The Evolution of Moral Truth Claims
In this podcast, J. Warner discusses the possible explanations for moral truth from an evolutionary perspective. Could moral laws be the result of the evolution of our DNA or a product of sociocultural acceptance? Jim also answers listener email related to witness reliability and competing claims related to God’s nature.
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65 min
July 27, 2013
Moral Absolutes and the Importance of an Evidential Response
In this podcast, J. Warner discusses the self-evident nature of transcendent, objective moral truth and answers a common objection to their existence. Jim also discusses his recent talks at Hume Lake and reviews a New York Times article describing the growing request for evidence among Mormon believers
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84 min
July 19, 2013
A Strategy for Resisting Worldliness and Pursuing Godliness
In this podcast, J. Warner examines the three cultural influences that typically derail Christians from living a God-honoring life. What do we need to say to the world in order to live for God? Jim also provides some advice for those who want to lead a small group or youth ministry as Christian case makers.
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65 min
July 13, 2013
Thinking Christianly (Interview with Jonathan Morrow)
In this re-posted episode, Jim interviews Jonathan Morrow, the author of Think Christianly, an important book that will help us adopt and experience a life that is shaped and directed by our Christian Worldview.
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67 min
July 6, 2013
When Did Jesus Begin Performing Miracles and Can We Trust the Accounts?
In this podcast, J. Warner examines Islamic and ancient apocryphal stories of Jesus as a child. Did Jesus perform public miracles as a boy? J. Warner also examines the historicity of the Raising of Lazarus and answers listener email related to evangelism and the boyhood miracles of Jesus.
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65 min
June 29, 2013
The Best Question to Ask When Starting a Conversation About God
In this podcast, J. Warner provides a simple strategy for initiating evangelistic conversations. Jim also talks about the fallacy of “friendship evangelism” and the answers listener emails related to the similarities between Osiris and Jesus and the nature of false prophecy.
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77 min
June 21, 2013
Is Noah’s Flood Simply a Retelling of Prior Mythologies?
In this podcast, J. Warner examines the claim the Noahic flood account in Genesis 6:9-8:22 is simply a retelling of prior Akkadian or Gilgamesh flood mythologies. Jim also talks about the responsibility of youth pastors and the difference between “nice” and “good”.
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66 min
June 14, 2013
A Christian Case Making Strategy for Youth Ministry
In this podcast, J. Warner talks about the importance of making young people our target audience as Christian Case Makers. What has to change if we want to make young Christian the focus of our case making efforts? What strategy should we embrace?
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64 min
June 7, 2013
What Does It Mean to Be “In the World” but Not “Of the World”?
In this podcast, J. Warner talks about how we, as Christians, can decide when our participation in the culture has “crossed the line”. Jim also talks about the relationship between faith and works, the danger of idolatry and the primary test for an “ancient holy book”.
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73 min
May 27, 2013
The Important Differences Between Christianity and Mormonism
In this podcast, J. Warner reviews his recent Utah Missions Trip and talks about several important points of contrast between Christianity and Mormonism, including the distinct differences related to the nature of Jesus, God and Salvation.
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74 min
May 20, 2013
What Does Mormonism Teach About Salvation?
J. Warner is in Utah this week with Sean McDowell and two dozen high school students. It’s the perfect time to replay a classic blast from the past! In this podcast, Bill McKeever, from the Mormon Research Ministry, teaches one of J. Warner’s mission teams about the nature of salvation from an LDS perspective.
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64 min
May 13, 2013
Do “Jesus Mythers” Have a Good Case Against Jesus?
In this podcast, Jim responds to skeptics who claim that Jesus is merely a re-creation of ancient “dying and rising” mythologies. How strong are the similarities between Jesus and the mythologies of antiquity and what might explain these similarities? Jim also discusses the role of leadership in Christian Case Making.
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64 min
May 6, 2013
Are You Properly Motivated as a Christian Case Maker?
In this podcast, Jim examines five motivations that typically drive people to make a case for Christianity. What is driving you, and how does your motivation shape your message? Jim also examines the two most commonly misinterpreted verses that impact Christian Case Making.
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69 min
April 30, 2013
The Transcendent Grounding of Meaning and Purpose
In this podcast, Jim explores the uniform human desire to find meaning and purpose in life. Can atheism provide us with sufficient “grounding” for the meaning of life? Is purpose and meaning merely a matter of subjective opinion? Jim also answers listener email related to the virgin conception of Jesus.
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68 min
April 22, 2013
Unity Is the Best Christian Evidence
In this podcast, Jim discusses the challenge of Christian unity and the importance of employing the TANK principle when responding to brothers and sisters in the faith. Jim also answers listener email related to the nature of Hell, the objections raised by skeptics and the manner in which Jesus responded to people who doubted.
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73 min
April 16, 2013
Treating the Gospel Like a Cookie Rather Than a Cure
In this podcast, Jim discusses the danger of treating the Gospel as a matter of subjective opinion rather than a matter of objective truth. Jim also describes some of the challenges that accompany the Christian life and importance of living a life that reflects the truth. He also defines the difference between “proactive” and “reactive” Christian case making and answers listener email.
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67 min
April 8, 2013
Using the CHIPS Model to Defend Christianity
In this podcast, federal investigator Dan Grossenbach sits in for Jim and discusses the powerful CHIPS model for sharing the truth of Christianity and defending the Christian worldview. Dan takes this opportunity to fully examine how Christianity is comprehendible (the “C” in CHIPS). Dan squeezed this podcast in just before his daughter Ella was born.
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87 min
April 1, 2013
How Mormons Defend the Book of Abraham
In this RE-podcast from 2008, we examine the Mormon Scripture known as the "Book of Abraham". This book is a powerful piece of physical evidence that demonstrates the fact that the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, lied and misled his people, building a faith system on fictional accounts rather than accurate translations of ancient documents. This podcast examines some of the defenses that Mormon authorities offer for the mistranslation.
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60 min
March 25, 2013
The Problem with the Christian Explanation of the Resurrection
In this podcast, Jim examines early “High Christology” of Jesus and the “chain of custody” of early Christian accounts related to Jesus’ Deity. Jim also examines the liability of “supernaturalism” in the Christian accounts of the Resurrection, and the demand for extraordinary evidence related to the existence of God.
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67 min
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